The articles discusses the ways in which the works by British Asian authors Leena Dhingra and Roma Tearne deal with the issue of "home" and "home making". In their works which are shaped by the diasporic experience, both authors deal with home as a contested terrain and construct it in ways that reflect their unhinged subject positioning. British Asian women’s writing has been shaped by the writers’ own experience of migration from the Indian Subcontinent to Britain. Over the last decades this thriving trend in contemporary English literature has grown to reflect the reality that “there are now three generations of Asian women living in Britain”, as sociologist Amrit Wilson has noted (Dreams, Questions, Struggles 129). Women writers have variously addressed issues of individual and group identity, and explored the link between gender and ethnicity. The search for a diasporic, cross-cultural identity, along with the quest for home and belonging, are crucial issues in British Asian women’s writing: the diasporic experience has engendered multiple linguistic and cultural relocations and the concept of home has become an increasingly contested terrain. In diasporic women’s literature home is poised at the intersections of being ‘unhomed’, as suggested by Homi Bhabha (Location of Culture 9), and feeling more or less comfortably at home in one country or more countries. British Asian women’s writing stems from a tentative negotiation of opposites such as freedom and confinement, uprooting and displacement and, as postcolonial critic Susheila Nasta has pointed out, offers an ongoing reflection on multiple ways of conceiving ‘home".

Visions of Home in British Asian Women's Writing: Leena Dhingra's Amritvela and Roma Tearne's Bone China / Buonanno, Giovanna. - STAMPA. - 191:(2015), pp. 105-114.

Visions of Home in British Asian Women's Writing: Leena Dhingra's Amritvela and Roma Tearne's Bone China

BUONANNO, Giovanna
2015

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The articles discusses the ways in which the works by British Asian authors Leena Dhingra and Roma Tearne deal with the issue of "home" and "home making". In their works which are shaped by the diasporic experience, both authors deal with home as a contested terrain and construct it in ways that reflect their unhinged subject positioning. British Asian women’s writing has been shaped by the writers’ own experience of migration from the Indian Subcontinent to Britain. Over the last decades this thriving trend in contemporary English literature has grown to reflect the reality that “there are now three generations of Asian women living in Britain”, as sociologist Amrit Wilson has noted (Dreams, Questions, Struggles 129). Women writers have variously addressed issues of individual and group identity, and explored the link between gender and ethnicity. The search for a diasporic, cross-cultural identity, along with the quest for home and belonging, are crucial issues in British Asian women’s writing: the diasporic experience has engendered multiple linguistic and cultural relocations and the concept of home has become an increasingly contested terrain. In diasporic women’s literature home is poised at the intersections of being ‘unhomed’, as suggested by Homi Bhabha (Location of Culture 9), and feeling more or less comfortably at home in one country or more countries. British Asian women’s writing stems from a tentative negotiation of opposites such as freedom and confinement, uprooting and displacement and, as postcolonial critic Susheila Nasta has pointed out, offers an ongoing reflection on multiple ways of conceiving ‘home".
Confinement, Resistance, Freedom
Koyuncu, Nevin Y.; Slovic, Scott; Kolinska, Klara
9786053381136
Ege University Press
TUR
Visions of Home in British Asian Women's Writing: Leena Dhingra's Amritvela and Roma Tearne's Bone China / Buonanno, Giovanna. - STAMPA. - 191:(2015), pp. 105-114.
Buonanno, Giovanna
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