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The postcolonial subject in transit : migration, borders, and subjectivity in contemporary African diaspora literature

Author: Delphine Fongang
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, an imprint of The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Series: Transforming literary studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reconstructing transnational identities in postcolonial migration, The Postcolonial Subject in Transit highlights the complexities of cultural hybridity in contemporary African diasporic literature.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Postcolonial subject in transit.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 2018
(DLC) 2017050983
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Delphine Fongang
ISBN: 9781498563833 149856383X
OCLC Number: 1023607753
Description: xi, 161 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Transitional identity and cultural ambiguity in diasporic African literature / Delphine Fongang --
Part I: Globalization, migration, and border crisscrossing. Migration and African diasporic constructions in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah / Henry Kah Jick and Kelvin Ngong Toh ; Inescapable predicament: migration and diasporic identity in Brian Chikwava's Harare North / Delphine Fongang ; Politics of migration: dreams, illusions, and reality in Okey Ndibe's Foreign Gods, Inc. and NoViolet Bulawayo's We Need New Names / Bosede Funke Afolayan --
Part II: Liminal spaces, hybridity, and gendered identities. Black Americans and American Blacks: transnational identity in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah / Na'Imah H. Ford ; Teju Cole's transcultural urban novel Open City / Igor Maver ; Entrapment and dislocation: migration and the construction of "queer" subjectivity in contemporary North African literary narratives / Gibson Ncube ; Mirror and sexuality: double oppression of African female diasporic subjects in Hannah Khoury's So Pretty an African / Samuel Kamara --
Part III: Reconnecting with the homeland. The return of the native: discourse of the homecoming "returnee" migrant in the narratives of M.G. Vassanji / Shilpa Daithota Bhat ; Arrivals, geographies, and "the usual reply" in Emily Raboteau's Searching for Zion / Nicole Stamant ; Dislocation, mimicry, and the geography of home in Sefi Atta's A Bit of Difference / Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin --
Conclusion: Emerging perspectives in African diasporic literature / Delphine Fongang.
Series Title: Transforming literary studies.
Other Titles: Migration, borders, and subjectivity in contemporary African diaspora literature
Responsibility: edited by Delphine Fongang ; foreword by Toyin Falola.

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