TITLE

Engendering History: A Poetics of the "Kala Pani" in Ramabai Espinet's "The Swinging Bridge."

AUTHOR(S)
Mehta, Brinda
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism;Oct2006, Issue 21, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Abstract
ABSTRACT
This article presents the author's analysis of Ramabai Espinet's novel "The Swinging Bridge." The author looks at the role of the poetics of transcontinental immigration in the novel, and specifically cites the social marginalization associated with crossing the Atlantic Ocean. The exilic status of Indian women in the Caribbean and North America is discussed. The author suggests that the female Indian immigrants in the novel experience a discovery of self as a result of their geographic dislocation.
ACCESSION #
23130765

 

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