Displaced: Literature of Indigeneity, Migration, and Trauma

Socioliterature: Stories as MedicineMigrationDystopic Dissonance: Migration and Alienation in Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the DreamersIntroductionAfropolitanism, Cosmopolitanism, and UtopiaDystopic DissonanceWorks Cited“Tear Down This Wall”: Borders, Limits, and National Belonging in South Asian Postcolonial LiteratureSeeking BelongingRadical DisengagementA Hostile DynamicA New MosaicConcluding ThoughtsWorks CitedBhanu Kapil’s Schizophrene Poetics: Disability, Dispossession, and DiasporaIntroductionTerms for World-building: “Otherwise Possibilities,” “Antiracist Posthumanism,” “Demonic Ground,” and “Decolonial Performatic”“The Account Begun Mid-Ocean”: Diasporic Waters and Disability“The Book’s Genetics Split”: Disability and Diaspora in Coalitional PoeticsConclusionWorks CitedLinda Lê: A Literature of DisplacementLiterary Production and ReceptionLiterature of Displacement: Redefining Contemporary Vietnamese Francophone LiteratureLa littérature d’inconvenance: Redefining Vietnamese Francophone LiteratureConclusionWorks CitedLanguages at War in Latin American Women WritersLatin American Women Traveling and WritingRemembering/BecomingLove and PoliticsDisplacements: Body and WritingWorks CitedThey Won’t Take Me Alive: Feminist Histories and Literary Journalism in El SalvadorIndigeneityDreams in a Time of Dystopic Colonialism: Cherie Dimaline’s The Marrow Thieves and Louise Erdrich’s Future Home of the Living GodIndigenous Libretto and Aural Memory: Forms of Translation in The Sun Dance and El Circo AnahuacTheoretical Perspectives in Translation, Survivance, and DanceConclusionWorks CitedNot Lost: “We Are People of the Land. We Are Clay People, People of the Mounds”Writing Memory, Practicing Resistance: History and Memory in Easterine Kire’s NovelsWomen’s Bodies in Indigenous Literatures: A Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Novels from Three ContinentsWorld’s Largest Indigenous PopulationRefuge in Nature: Hiding in the Tree’s SinewsSalvaging the Future: The Fluidity of InventionEverything Is Alive, Everything Is Sacred: The Politics of PantheismHealers: A Variation of Feminine Sacrifice?Escape from Barbaric CivilizationsConclusionWorks CitedTraumaMagical Combat in Central Africa: Kim Nguyen’s War WitchFrom Bearing to Burying: Enacting Embodied Memories of Darfur Genocide in the Poetry of Emtithal MahmoudGenocides in Modern HistoryDarfur GenocideEmbodying and Enacting Genocide MemoriesEnacting Embodied Memories of Darfur GenocideWorks CitedMasculine Failure: Rape Culture and Intergenerational Trauma in Junot Díaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar WaoThe Technology of Anguish: (Re)Imagining Post-9/11 Trauma in Tamora Pierce’s Fantasy UniversesWomen with Swords: Reinvention of Female Warriors in Contemporary Chinese Women’s WritingsMythology of Men-Made Female WarriorsAlienation and Tragedy: Women’s NarrationsFemale Warriors Surpassing Wuxia TraditionWorks CitedNotes on Contributors
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