Ethnic Life Writing and Histories: Genres, Performance, and Culture
Lit, 2007 - 256 páginas
In the context of the fraught ethnic politics in our increasingly globalized world, negotiating with historical memory has become both a cultural obsession and a powerful political weapon.
The essays describe how processes of literary creativity and historical inscription blend significantly to produce texts that require nuanced readings on many levels. Half the essays focus on Asian American texts, inviting crucial connections and insights on the ways ethnic concerns are reflected methodologically.
Roco G. Davis teaches at the Modern Languages Department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona (Spain). Jaume Aurell is a researcher at the history department of the University of Navarre, Pamplona. Ana Beatriz Delgado is a teaching assistant at the University of Navarre.
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Instead , Carmen sewed . Did the threads she drew on those long Sundays
somehow pull her back to a world that was more her own ? The entries continue ,
describing the rain , Auntie ' s bad health , that she has sewed pajamas for “ the
I understood that he felt it his responsability to publish and publicize the
hardships and the atrocities his people had suffered and continue to suffer , but I
could not understand his anger about my family . He began again . “ They fled
during The ...
Furthermore , when Nellie Y . McKay examines three black women ' s
autobiographies published between 1942 and 1991 , she sees a tradition in
which they write " as a weapon in the continuing search for black freedom " ( 101
) . As with the ...
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