The Infinite Longing for Home
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Genre: Reference , Textbook
Series: Book 1.0 in the Cross Cultures 80 series
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Publisher: Rodopi
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Summary

Lim (English, Open U. Malaysia) explores how writers Okri and Maniam problematicize the concept of home in relation to subjectivity and the nation within and beyond the contexts of their native Nigeria and Malaysia. Drawing together history, politics, philosophy, and literature, he examines the motives and means by which peoples forced to live together in a country love and hate each other, and overlook the truths about themselves, their actions, and their beliefs. Their writing, he says, points out a path to the creation of a new society humbled and unified by the recognition of its participation in flawed humanity. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR