Locating Hybridity: Creole, Identities and Body Politics in the Novels of Ananda Devi

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Despite its inherent negative implications as a purveyor of essentialism, the concept of hybridity holds a great deal of critical purchase in the postcolonial world. Hybridity allows identities and cultures to be conceptualized as different and manifold, allowing for the undermining of the binaries of self and other, centre and periphery, colonizer and colonized. In Mauritius, a country where numerous civilizations (African, European, Indian, Chinese) coexist and have constructed a new society, linguistic practices, culture ...

Locating Hybridity: Creole, Identities and Body Politics in the Novels of Ananda Devi 2014, Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften, Pieterlen

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