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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Resident Aliens: Diasporic Women's Writing
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In her introduction, Gunew writes: 'While diaspora often evokes a homeland, how do women writers assert, negotiate, and contest multiple political ideas of home across time, history, and geography? In what ways do women writers accommodate serial diasporas, often in multiple languages? [...] To support my contention that diaspora criticism needs to be anchored in temporal and spatial specificities, I will focus on three diasporic women writers who are linked by being "South Asian" in complex ways' (29).

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  • The essay analyses works by Anita Rau Badami and Shani Mootoo, as well as those by Yasmine Gooneratne.

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