Migrant fictions : theorising the writing and reading of Nigerian stories by expatriate authors and publics

@inproceedings{Smith2001MigrantF,
  title={Migrant fictions : theorising the writing and reading of Nigerian stories by expatriate authors and publics},
  author={Andrew M Smith},
  year={2001}
}
This thesis is about the inter-relationship between migrancy and narrative. It is based on research carried out among expatriate Nigerians, studying the stories that they told of their time abroad and of their relationship with Nigeria. It is also based on research examining the cross-cultural reception of two contrasting novels in various parts of Scotland, and in Plateau State, Nigeria. The thesis argues that western cultural history from the 1980s forwards had tended to celebrate migrancy in… CONTINUE READING

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