Postmodern Materialism in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Dottie: Intertextuality as Ideological Critique of Englishness

  title={Postmodern Materialism in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Dottie: Intertextuality as Ideological Critique of Englishness},
  author={Simon Lewis},
  journal={English Studies in Africa},
  pages={39 - 50}
  • S. Lewis
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • Art
  • English Studies in Africa
Abstract Less cosmopolitan than Creole, in Francoise Lionnet's formulation, Abdulrazak Gurnah has both lived and narrated the experience of multiply displaced Africans trying to find a space for themselves in Europe. Dottie, the third of Gurnah's eight published novels, is unique in having an English-born protagonist – doubly unique in that this protagonist is female. Mark Stein has suggested that the bildungsroman, or novel of formation, has been an important form for ‘black British’ writers… 
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