Migration, culture and transnational identities

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A common feature of all human histories is migration. The migration of individuals implies the migration of cultures. Cultural migration produces transitional and transnational identities. This transnationness itself is not a state, but rather a stage in a seemingly interminable process of "becoming".

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24ISBN : 978-2-343-01275-9
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Edward O. Ako & Sarah Anyang Agbor (eds)
MIGRATION, CULTURE
AND
TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES
Critical Essays
MIGRATION, CULTURE AND TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES
Edward O. Ako & Sarah Anyang Agbor (eds)
MIGRATION, CULTURE
AND TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES Critical essays
© L’Harmattan, 2013 5-7, rue de l’Ecole-Polytechnique, 75005 Paris http://www.librairieharmattan.com diffusion.harmattan@wanadoo.fr harmattan1@wanadoo.fr ISBN : 978-2-343-01275-9 EAN : 9782343012759
Contents
LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ......................................................................7 INTRODUCTION ....................................................................................11 THE CARIBBEAN TO THE METROPOLIS: IMMIGRATION AND “THE ‘HIGH ANXIETY’ OF BELONGING” IN CARYL PHILLIPS’SIN THE FALLING SNOWJAWHAR AHMED DHOUIB.............................17
THINKING CARIBBEAN TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITY A NEW IN CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTIONMARIA ALONSO ALONSO...31
SHAME AND (SELF) PUNISHMENT: TRAUMA AND DIASPORIC IDENTITY IN FADIA FAQIR’SMY NAME IS SALMAANA-BEATRIZ PEREZ..........................................................................................................55
DIASPORA SPACE: THE DIALECTICS OF “LONGING” AND “BELONGING” IN GEORGE LAMMING’STHE EMIGRANTSAND V.S NAIPAUL’SHALF A LIFESARAH ANYANG AGBOR........................79
WRITING MEMORIES, CONTESTING IDENTITIES: READING MISTRY AND BADAMISHAILY MUDGAL........................................99
WHICH OTHER WAY? MIGRATION AND WAYS OF SEEING IN V. S. NAIPAULGERALDINE SINYUY....................................................121 OTHERING THE SELF: THE JOURNEY MOTIF IN V.S. NAIPAUL’S THE MIMIC MENEDWIN NTUMFON TANGWA.............................135 DIALOGIC DIASPORA:SOUL TOURISTSBY BERNARDINE EVARISTOEMILIJA LIPOVSEK........................................................157 THE CONCEPT OF HOME AND THE COMPETING IDENTITIES FOR THE VISITING RETURNEE IN NURUDDIN FARAH’SLINKS KESERO TUNAI.......................................................................................165 NOW THAT THE BUFFALO IS GONE: EXILE, ISOLATION AND REPRESENTATION IN CONTEMPORARY NATIVE CANADIAN LITERATUREELLEN ROSNER FEIG................................................183 BIBLIOGRAPHY ..................................................................................201 INDEX....................................................................................................223
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LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
Jawhar Ahmed Dhouib had hisPh.D in English Language and Literature, University of Liège, Belgium and University of Sfax, Tunisia. He is currently an Assistant professor of English Literature at the University of Gabès, Tunisia. His main research interests are in Anglophone Caribbean literature and contemporary black writing in Britain with special focus on the works of Caryl Phillips.
María Alonso Alonsoher graduate and postgraduate earned degrees in English and Hispanic Studies at the Universidade de Vigo (Spain). She is currently working as an assistant teacher in the areas of language and literature at the Universidade de Vigo (Spain). Her main academic interests centre upon transnational identities and the literature produced by Caribbean diasporic authors, as well as on plurilingual education and foreign language teaching. She is also an awarded short fiction writer and one of her short stories -María a Lobiqueira- won in 2012 one of the Modesto R. Firgueiredo literary prizes, one of the most prestigious literary competitions in Galician with almost four decades years of history. Some of her other creative writing works, including flash-fiction, short stories and poetry, have been published in different journals of literary creation.
Ana-Beatriz PérezPh.D student in English and Postcolonial is Literatures at the Department of English and German Philology, University of Zaragoza, Spain. Her main research interests are Cultural, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, and diasporic literature in particular. She has recently obtained honours for her Masters on Textual and Cultural Studies in English with her dissertation “The Pain of Unbelonging: Intergenerational Conflict in Zadie Smith’s White Teeth.”belongs to the research team led by Prof. Susana She Oneaga currently working on ethics and trauma in contemporary narrative in English.
Sarah Anyang Agbor is a graduate of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria where she obtained her doctorate in 1998. She joined the University of Yaounde 1 as an assistant lecturer in 1999 where she is currently an Associate Professor. She was later Fulbright Scholar in Residence (SIR) fellow in 2004-2005 at the University of Scranton, PA and taught Modern African Prose and Modern African 7
Drama respectively. She is a visiting faculty to the University of Maroua, Cameroon. Her articles have appeared in various publications in Nigeria, Cameroon, Britain and the USA. Her bookCritical Perspectives in Commonwealth Literature waspublished in Germany in 2010. Her research interests include oral literature, African literature, gender, memory and migration in Postcolonial Literatures in English.
Shaily Mudgalworks at Lontar Foundation (Research currently and Documentation), Jakarta in association with Wikimedia. She has taught English at International University, Jakarta, Indonesia, Undergraduate College, University of Rajasthan, Alwar and at Graduate College, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. Between 2004-2005 she was Fellow: Academic Support and Curriculum Development at Indian NGO Bodh Shiksha Samiti, Jaipur. From 2005 to 2007 Mugdal was Consultant and Academic Coordinator at Indian NGO for Education and Development. She has published several articles in international journals and participated in several international conferences on language and literature.
Emilija Lipovsek was born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1975. She was awarded mag. phil. title upon defending a thesis on the novels by Zadie Smith at the Faculty of Philology in 2005. She is an English Language Lecturer at the College of Tourism, Belgrade, Serbia. She has participated in a number of international literature conferences with presentations on postcolonial authors. She has published papers on Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, and Caryl Phillips. She is a member of EACLALS and PSA.
Ellen Rosner FeigMFA, JD, ABD) is a professor of (MA, composition and literature at Bergen Community College in Paramus, New Jersey. She serves as advisor of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society and as one of the directors of the Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation where she focuses on genocide awareness and peace education. Born in Montreal, Canada, Ellen has extensive knowledge of the aboriginal community as her mother served as a teacher on an Ojibwa reservation for over ten years.
Kesero Tunai obtained a Ph.D from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa where he pursued Literary Studies and Creative Writing. He taught Literature at Kenyatta University, Nairobi, Kenya for fifteen 8
years and now teaches at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega, Kenya. He has published creative writing, and essays on the narrative in Nuruddin Farah’s novels. His 1997 M.A. Thesis (Kenyatta University) was on the Technique of Narration in Farah’s novels – Sardines, Maps and Gifts. He is currently researching on the Kenyan autobiography.
Geraldine Sinyuy is currently teaching English as a Foreign Language at Government Technical College Bangoulap and is also an assistant lecturer of Medical English at Université des Montagnes, Bangangte. She is enrolled at the University of Yaoundé I where she is researching for a Ph.D degree in Commonwealth Literary Studies. She is also a creative writer and shows interest especially in poetry.
Edwin Ntumfon Tangwateaches English as a Foreign Language at government High School Omeng. He has taught in Amity International College, Yaounde Cameroon. He has also been a bilingual trainer at the Faculty of Arts, Letters and Social Sciences of the University of Yaounde I where he is currently completing a Ph.D Thesis on the Novels of V.S. Naipaul and Bessie Head. His research interests are race, ethnicity and globalization.
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