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ERIC Number: EJ824062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8477
The Paradox of Cultural Self-Representation in Paule Marshall's "Praisesong for the Widow"
Ibironke, Olabode
Language and Intercultural Communication, v4 n1-2 p60-67 Feb 2004
In this paper, I examine how Paule Marshall's "Praisesong For The Widow", fictionalizes "migrations of the subject". I argue that "Praisesong" explores the threshold between displacement, exile and prodigality. The paradox elaborated in this analysis is located precisely in how self-questioning ends up in self-affirmation; how conceptualisations of multiple subjectivities: migration or diaspora-isation decentre the subject, but also reinvents "the coveted "private" realm" or home "as the zone of "noninterference" that is off-limits". (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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