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TitleTransnational identities in the fiction of Monica Ali: In the Kitchen and Alentejo Blue
Author(s)Pereira, Margarida Esteves
KeywordsMonica Ali
In the Kitchen
Alentejo Blue
Issue date2016
PublisherTaylor and Francis
JournalJournal of Postcolonial Writing
CitationPereira, Margarida Esteves (2016), “Transnational identities in the fiction of Monica Ali: In the Kitchen and Alentejo Blue”. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, Special Issue: Beyond Britishness, Vol. 52, Issue 1, pp. 77-88. DOI:10.1080/17449855.2015.1125139.
Abstract(s)Monica Ali’s In the Kitchen shows London as a cosmopolitan and postmodern city, a locus of transnational identities. Although this is not a new theme in contemporary English writing, in this novel the topic of migration is detached from the usual postcolonial loci that feature in “immigrant” or “diasporic” literature. In the novel Alentejo Blue, set in the South of Portugal, Monica Ali had already approached the question of migration from the point of view of the exiled citizen, whose situation is part of globalization processes outside of the normal push/pull (centre/periphery, east/west, north/south) conceptions of migration. The focus in the article is, thus, on the ways the new world order of economic globalization relates to the processes of immigration and the dispersal of a stable sense of individual and national identity.
ISSN1744-9855 (Print)
1744-9863 (Online)
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