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Living in translation

Rachael Gilmour

in Bad English: Literature, Multilingualism, and the Politics of Language in Contemporary Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526108845
eISBN:
9781526158321
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526108852.00011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter five considers the novelists Leila Aboulela and Xiaolu Guo, for whose women protagonists translation is a permanent and inevitable state of existence, and English a linguistic medium to be ... More


Conversion and Subversion in Tayeb Salih's Season of Migration to the North and Leila Aboulela's The Translator

Willy Maley

in Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature: Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748637744
eISBN:
9780748652143
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637744.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter describes two novels by Leila Aboulela and Tayeb Salih detailing the colonial encounters of Sudanese students in England and Scotland. Salih's Season of Migration to the North offers a ... More


Religion and the Novel: A Case Study

Sadia Abbas

in At Freedom's Limit: Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823257850
eISBN:
9780823261604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257850.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter focuses on the literary genre most committed to psychological, sociological, and nonmythical forms of explanation; the form most associated with cities, commercial life, the middle ... More


Be/held: Ban and Iteration

in Postcolonial Asylum: Seeking Sanctuary Before the Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846314803
eISBN:
9781846317132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317132.005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter explores how the ban prevents asylum seekers from engaging in the forms of social and even biological reproduction enjoyed by citizens, and how it can be challenged by forms of iterative ... More


Conclusion

Ahmed Rehana

in Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719087400
eISBN:
9781781708972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Conclusion argues that the Rushdie affair established, or at least embedded, the normative terms of conceptualising freedom of expression controversies, and that its influence on perceptions of ... More


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