Non-Nationalizing the Story of Ireland: Transnationalism and Narrative in Oona Frawley's Flight

@inproceedings{Lanigan2017NonNationalizingTS,
  title={Non-Nationalizing the Story of Ireland: Transnationalism and Narrative in Oona Frawley's Flight},
  author={Liam Lanigan},
  year={2017}
}
  • Liam Lanigan
  • Published 2017
  • History
  • Oona Frawley's 2014 novel Flight interrogates Irish cultural responses to transnational labour since the 1990s. The novel's protagonist is a Zimbabwean refugee named Sandrine, whose pregnant body threatens an exclusionary, racial definition of Irish identity as it is legally codified by the 2004 ‘Citizenship Referendum’. The novel juxtaposes the contrasting experiences of transnational migration in the upper and lower circuits of global capital, and traces the emergence of Sandrine's voice as… CONTINUE READING

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