Diaspora studies have tended to privilege urban landscapes over rural ones, wanting to avoid the racial homogeneity, conservatism, and xenophobia usually associated with the latter. This book examines the work of various writers to show how it expresses the appeal that rural and wilderness spaces can hold for the diasporic imagination.Initially, aquot;A Garden of Her Ownaquot; presents a conventional opposition of home and away, the garden and exile. In Mootooa#39;s story, a recently arrived Indo-Caribbean immigrant to Canada longs for her home, which is figured in her memory as heranbsp;...
|Author||:||Sarah Phillips Casteel|
|Publisher||:||University of Virginia Press - 2007|