Confluences 2: Essays on the New Canadian Literature (Paperback)

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Confluences 2: Essays on the New Canadian Literature (Paperback)

By Nurjehan Aziz (Editor)


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The essays in this volume continue the examination, begun in Confluences 1, of the exciting new writing that has emerged in Canada in the past few decades. Employing a variety of approaches and addressing the many concerns engaging their author-subjects--memory, history, and concentric identities; the subordination of Indian women; the exploitation of Afro-Caribbean immigrants; the nowarianism of Indo-Caribbean Canadians; the legacy of Japanese internment during World War II; historical Black experience and meaningful aesthetics; Chinatown as geography, repository, and inspiration--this new body of writing collectively redefines and challenges the idea of Canadian Literature.

Included in this volume are:

'This dock is my dock': Dionne Brand's Room of Light --Franca Bernabei
Between (Hi)Story and Space: Wayson Choy's Postmodern Chinatown --Jason Wang
Landscape and Diasporic Citizenship(s) in Ramabai Espinet's The Swinging Bridge and Nuclear Seasons --Dannabang Kuwabong
Cecil Foster's Sleep on, Beloved: Reflections on Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Existence in Toronto --H Nigel Thomas
Dismantled Domestics, Loneliness, and Creative Coping in Rabindranath Maharaj's The Amazing Absorbing Boy --Shoilee Khan
'The Multinational's Song': M G Vassanji's Work in Canadian Context --Laura Moss
A Long Journey to Mercy: Joy Kogawa's Gently to Nagasaki --Irene Sywenky
Gendered Violence and Feminist Interventions in Shauna Singh Baldwin's The Selector of Souls --Asma Sayed.

Nurjehan Aziz is the editor of Her Mother's Ashes: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States, The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, and more recently Confluences 1 and Confluences 2. She is the publisher at Mawenzi House.
Product Details ISBN: 9781988449180
ISBN-10: 1988449189
Publisher: Mawenzi House Publishers Ltd.
Publication Date: November 13th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English