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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And that is all I have of her life , those few facts and my father ' s memory of María
Dorcas Berro ' s only daughter , his mother , Carmen , running out to the
hammock near the woodpile and crying and crying when the telegram was
Or , are we the mothers of new nations not yet fully formed ? With all the moves in
our lives , someone always carefully packed the daily journals that Carmen
maintained throughout her adult life . " Someday , " my mother repeated , “
Minatoya , a sansei author whose own mother was born in America and raised in
Japan , draws upon her mother ' s experience as a kibei ( a nisei raised in Japan
) to imagine what life in Kobe might have been like in the years from 1928 to ...
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