Buchi Emecheta and Ruby Slipperjack: writing in the margins to create home

Bavington, Grace (1998) Buchi Emecheta and Ruby Slipperjack: writing in the margins to create home. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

Ojibway writer Ruby Slipperjack and Ibo writer Buchi Emecheta are both marginalized writers crafting autobiographical fiction while living in exile from their homes of origin. This thesis discusses their individual works as well as some of the new insights and alternative critical approaches such works open up for readers and critics. One chapter is devoted to the issues of the language and the ways in which Slipperjack and Emecheta represent their linguistic/cultural backgrounds in their stories written in English. -- This is a comparative study in the sense of reading disparate traditions in juxtaposition while avoiding a synthesis of them or the reduction of the two traditions into mainstream literature. The literature of Slipperjack and Emecheta is appreciated within the cultural and historical context in which each is written recognizing the limitations of reading and theorizing from outside of the cultural matrix of the authors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7101
Item ID: 7101
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves [165]-183.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > English Language and Literature
Date: 1998
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Emecheta, Buchi--Criticism and interpretation; Slipperjack, Ruby, 1952--Criticism and interpretation; Marginality, Social, in literature

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