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Travellers and migrants have featured prominently in British fiction since the birth of the novel three centuries ago. At the turn of the millennium this literary interest has also extended to the asylum seeker. Having dealt with the immigrant experience in previous novels, Caryl Phillips in A Distant Shore (2003) turns his attention to the precarious situation of the (male) asylum seeker in Britain. This paper explores how Phillips's fascinating novel contributes to the ongoing public debate on the refugee issue as well as to postcolonial theorising.
|Publication status||Published - 28 Jun 2008|
|Event||6th Conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA): “Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings in Europe And The Americas” - University of Leiden, Leiden, Netherlands|
Duration: 25 Jun 2008 → 28 Jun 2008
|Conference||6th Conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA): “Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings in Europe And The Americas”|
|Period||25/06/08 → 28/06/08|
- postcolonial theory
- asylum seeker
- Caryl Phillips
- A Distant Shore
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OZR1560: Refugee Aesthetics in African Diaspora Fiction
1/01/08 → 31/12/11
The Mirage of Europe in Phillips’s A Distant Shore and Unigwe’s On Black Sisters’ StreetBekers, E., Nov 2016, Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Tunca, D. & Wilson, J. (eds.). Brill, p. 253-277 (Cross/Cultures; vol. 195).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › Research › peer-review
The Lives and Strange Surprising Adventures of Classic and Contemporary Travellers in Fiction in EnglishBekers, E., 2009, Anglistentag 2008 Tübingen Proceedings. Eckstein, L. & Reinfandt, C. (eds.). Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, p. 267-278 12 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference paper