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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Trauma of Immigration and the Ethics of Self-Positioning in Richard Flanagan's The Sound of One Hand Clapping
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    y separately published work icon The Splintered Glass : Facets of Trauma in the Post-Colony and Beyond M. Dolores Herrero (editor), Sonia Baelo-Allué (editor), Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011 Z1793529 2011 anthology criticism 'These essays discuss trauma studies as refracted through literature, focusing on the many ways in which the terms, cultural trauma and personal trauma intertwine in postcolonial fiction. In a catastrophic age such as the present, trauma itself may serve to provide linkage through cross-cultural understanding and new forms of community. Western colonization needs to be theorized in terms of the infliction of collective trauma, and the postcolonial process is itself a post-traumatic cultural formation and condition. Moreover, the West's claim on trauma studies (via the Holocaust) needs to be put in a perspective recuperating other, non-Western experiences. Geo-historical areas covered include Africa (genital alteration) and, more specifically, South Africa (apartheid), the Caribbean (racial and gendered violence in Trinidad; the trauma of Haiti), and Asia (total war in the Philippines; ethnic violence in India compared to 9/11). Special attention is devoted to Australia (Aboriginal and multicultural aspects of traumatic experience) and New Zealand (the Maori Battalion). Writers treated include J.M. Coetzee, Shani Mootoo, Edwidge Danticat, Richard Flanagan, Janette Turner Hospital, Andrew McGahan, Tim Winton, and Patricia Grace. Illuminating insights are provided by creative writers (Merlinda Bobis and Meena Alexander). Source: (Sighted 25/07.2011). Amsterdam New York (City) : Rodopi , 2011 pg. 205-220
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