Strehle, Susan, Dr.

Transnational Women''s Fiction : Unsettling Home and Homeland - Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008. - 1 online resource (231 p.) - eBooks on Demand .

Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction: Unsettling Home and Homeland; 2 Homeless in the American Empire: Toni Morrison's Paradise; 3 The Incandescent Home: Margaret Atwood's The Blind Assassin; 4 House of Paper: Rosario Ferré's The House on the Lagoon; 5 The Decolonized Home: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus; 6 Exiles and Orphans: Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things; 7 The Home Elsewhere: Simone Lazaroo's The Australian Fiancé; 8 Conclusion: Unsettling Inventions; Notes; Works Cited; Index

This study argues that the private homes in transnational women''s fiction reflect public legacies of colonialism. Published in Australia, Canada, India, Nigeria, Puerto Rico and the United States between 1995 and 2005, the novels use fictional houses to criticize and unsettle home and homeland, depicting their linked oppressions and exclusions.

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American fiction - Women authors - History and criticism.
American fiction.
English literature - Women authors - History and criticism.
Feminism and literature - English-speaking countries.
Home in literature.
Sex role in literature.
Women and literature - English-speaking countries.


Electronic books.

PS374.W6S794 2008

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