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The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. As I said before Margaret is Canadian and yet you would be hard pressed to find traces of her nationality in her oeuvre.
I checked the handful of books I own, which does not necessarily mean they are the only ones I have read by her. Of all these, the second one might be the only that comes close to providing a Canadian setting with Canadian characters. But the story it tells is so universal that it transcends its geographical borders if any.
I shall leave you to assess the veracity of that sentence. At least in regards to my small collection. Their works either portrayed stories set in Afghanistan, Nigeria, Jamaica, US and India or had characters that were originally from these countries.
I disagree when he states that this repetition can render their fiction monotonous. But I do worry about capability. My answer to my own rhetorical question is no. The sur names I mentioned above speak for themselves when it comes to top quality writing. However, I would not be lying if I told you that every time I open a novel or a collection of short stories by Salman Rushdie I expect to find at least two Asian characters in it, if not more.
I would be telling porkies if I said that when I read Andrea Levy I do not have the sound of Jamaican patois ringing in my ears. This predictability is my dilemma.
As I mentioned before being predictable has very little effect on quality. But as Mr Okri asks: I agree with Ben, it is the western reader whose surroundings do not resemble north-eastern Nigeria or Taliban-threatened Afghanistan.
Thus a cycle, chain, system, conveyor belt, you name it, is formed. What happens if the author decides not to confront their immediate reality? In vain I searched my shelves for an example to answer that question.
But it still contains Nigerian characters, a very Nigerian plot and the other part is set in Lagos. Nevertheless, read the blurb for Americanah and you will see what I mean: What complicates matters more is that writers like Chimamanda are quite rightly acknowledged for their creativity.
These accolades pose a question: Why would they go looking for subjects on which they might not have as much knowledge?Lawson Welsh, Sarah, '"A Table of Plenty": Representations of Food Cultures in Early Caribbean Writing, Caryl Phillips' Cambridge () and Andrea Levy's The Long Male Characters in Caryl Phillips's Fiction', Configuring Masculinity in 'Postcoloniality, Atlantic Orders, and the Migrant Male in the Writings of Caryl Phillips', Small.
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In others, civil libertarians demand a right to choose plain salt, with the result that the iodized kind rarely reaches the poor. Small salt makers who fear extra expense often lobby against it. So do makers of iodine pills who fear losing their market. Graham 1 Janet J.
Graham November 10, The Intertwining Themes of In-betweenness, Otherness, Love, Sex, and Marriage in Wide Sargasso Sea and Small Island Antoinette Cosway Mason, the main character in Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, is the legitimate daughter of a slave holder and his young wife from Martinique.
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