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Title: V.S. Naipaul : no place to call home
Authors: Psaila, Frank
Keywords: Decolonization in literature
Identity (Philosophical concept) in literature
Naipaul, V. S. -- Criticism and interpretation
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: This study aims to explore how V.S. Naipaul, a rootless wanderer engages with the questions of homelessness, uprootedness, lack of identity and the world after empire in seven key texts: The Enigma of Arrival; A House for Mr Biswas; The Mimic Men; A Bend in the River; Half a Life, Magic Seeds and The Middle Passage. These texts draw on Naipaul’s background - his childhood in the Caribbean island of Trinidad; and what he describes as his ‘second’ childhood in Britain - followed by extensive periods of travel in India and the US. Drawing on postcolonial theory this study refers to the position of the migrant figure in a state of exile with no place to call home.
Description: M.A.ENGLISH
Appears in Collections:Dissertations - FacArt - 2014
Dissertations - FacArtEng - 2014

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