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The Resource Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada, Laura K. Davis

Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada, Laura K. Davis

Label
Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada
Title
Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada
Statement of responsibility
Laura K. Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canada is the first book to examine how Laurence addresses decolonization and nation building in 1950s Somalia and Ghana, and 1960s and 1970s English Canada. Focusing on Laurence's published works as well as her unpublished letters not yet discussed by critics, the book articulates how Laurence and her characters are poised between African colonies of occupation during decolonization and the settler-colony of English Canada during the implementation of Canadian multiculturalism. Laurence's Canadian characters are often divided subjects who are not quite members of their ancestral 'imperial' cultures, yet also not truly 'native' to their nation. Margaret Laurence Writes Africa and Canada shows how Laurence and her characters negotiate complex tensions between 'self' and 'nation,' and argues that Laurence's African and Canadian writing demonstrates a divided Canadian subject who holds significant implications for both the individual and the country of Canada. Bringing together Laurence's writing about Africa and Canada, Davis offers a unique contribution to the study of Canadian literature. The book is an original interpretation of Laurence's work and reveals how she displaces the simple notion that Canada is a sum total of different cultures and conceives Canada as a mosaic that is in flux and constituted through continually changing social relations
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Midwest
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hoopla (Digital media service)
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Davis, Laura K
Dewey number
  • C813/.54
  • 813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Laurence, Margaret
  • National characteristics, African, in literature
  • National characteristics, Canadian, in literature
  • Decolonization in literature
  • Nationalism in literature
  • Africa
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada, Laura K. Davis
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Publication
Distribution
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12149499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771121491
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12149499
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12149499
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Margaret Laurence writes Africa and Canada, Laura K. Davis
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12149499
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781771121491
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12149499
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12149499
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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