• Couverture Locating (Im)migrant Identity in Urban Landscapes: From Postcolonialism to Globalization in the Indo-English Migration novels of Anita Desai
  • 4eme Locating (Im)migrant Identity in Urban Landscapes: From Postcolonialism to Globalization in the Indo-English Migration novels of Anita Desai

LOCATING (IM)MIGRANT IDENTITY IN URBAN LANDSCAPES: FROM POSTCOLONIALISM TO GLOBALIZATION IN THE INDO-ENGLISH MIGRATION NOVELS OF ANITA DESAI

revue d'origine de cet article : Cycnos 27

Date de publication : septembre 2011
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The main objective of this paper is to show how the postcolonial as
well as global city spaces are portrayed in Desai’s Fiction. In order to
develop this, we employ metaphors, intended not just as language tropes, but
also to compare and contrast the projection of different cities across the
globe during different times into dichotomies such as Occidental versus
Oriental urban spaces, Postocolonialism versus Globalization.
Turning to our novels we can see that from the sixties till today a
number of novels written by Desai traces settlement patterns of twentiethcentury
(im)migrants with plots taking place in major cities across India,
America, Europe and South America. The Cityscape is thereby related to
migration across sea and mountains, linking it to dislocation of languages,
displacement of characters and the re-writing of history through an
individual perspective. The setting

     
  • ISBN : 978-2-296-55352-1 • septembre 2011 • 13 pages
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