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Problematic Identities in Women's Fiction of the Sri Lankan Diaspora

Author: Alexandra Watkins
Publisher: Leiden : BRILL, 2015.
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Watkins' Problematic Identities examines nine novels by women writers of the Sri Lankan diaspora. Her study reveals identity in this fiction as notably gendered and expressed through resonant images of mourning, melancholia, and other forms of psychic disturbance.
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Watkins, Alexandra.
Problematic Identities in Women's Fiction of the Sri Lankan Diaspora.
Leiden : BRILL, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexandra Watkins
ISBN: 9789004299276 9004299270
OCLC Number: 910815982
Description: 1 online resource (244 pages)
Contents: Problematic Identities in Women's Fiction of the Sri Lankan Diaspora; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1: Mimicry and Detection:Dismantling Identity in Michellede Kretser's The Hamilton Case; 2: In Fear of Monsters:Women's Identities and the Cultof Domesticity in British Ceylon; 3: Combatting Myths:Racial and Cultural Identityin Postcolonial Sri Lanka; 4: Chandani Lokugé and Yasmine Gooneratne: Deconstructing Postcolonial Tourism, Exoticism, and Colonial Simulacra; 5: Diasporic Identities:Inscriptions of Celebration and Psychic Trauma in Western Locations. 'Pretty Little Tales' of Substance: A ConclusionWorks Cited; Index.

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Watkins' Problematic Identities examines nine novels by women writers of the Sri Lankan diaspora. Her study reveals identity in this fiction as notably gendered and expressed through resonant images of mourning, melancholia, and other forms of psychic disturbance.

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