Ramabai Espinet's The Swinging Bridge as a Refunctioning of Neil Bissoondath's A Casual Brutality and The Worlds Within Her

Abstract : This study proposes a reading of Ramabai Espinet's The Swinging Bridge as an intertextual ''refunctioning'' of issues dealt with by Neil Bissoondath in A Casual Brutality and The Worlds Within Her. Through a comparative analysis of the two novelists' treatments of memory, this article argues for a reading of The Swinging Bridge as a refunctioning of Bissoondath's dystopian fictions that allows the diasporic subject to come to terms with a traumatic past and to map new transcultural spaces, reconnecting same and other.
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Rodolphe Solbiac. Ramabai Espinet's The Swinging Bridge as a Refunctioning of Neil Bissoondath's A Casual Brutality and The Worlds Within Her. International Journal of Canadian Studies, University of Toronto Press, 2015, 51, pp.57 - 68. ⟨10.3138/ijcs.51.57⟩. ⟨hal-01648309⟩

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