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