Expatriated "Revisions" of the Nation
Master of Arts (MA)
Howkins, Mary Ball
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Analyzes the works of three Sri Lankan expatriates, the writers, Shyam Selvadurai and Michael Ondaatje, and the artist, M.I.A., giving particular attention to Selvadurai's Funny Boy and Ondaatje's Running in the Family, Anil's Ghost, and The Cinnamon Peeler. Though all three have been charged as "inauthentic" due to their dislocated positions, uncovers the various productive and complicated ways Sri Lanka has been configured by those outside its shores.
Ariyam, Derick Kirishan, "Imagining Sri Lanka" (2010). Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview. 35.
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