The Ghost of Leo Africanus from the English to the Irish Renaissance

@inproceedings{Andrea2003TheGO,
  title={The Ghost of Leo Africanus from the English to the Irish Renaissance},
  author={Bernadette Diane Andrea},
  year={2003}
}
At the close of a millennium marked by the homogenizing forces of global capitalism and the particularizing tendencies of essentialist dogma and sectarian violence, the francophone Lebanese journalist, novelist, and expatriate Amin Maalouf claims a heterogeneous polyglot subjectivity as an antidote to lethally reductive identity politics. Maalouf’s concern in his memoir with the complex imbrication of identity and politics is anticipated by his first novel, Leon l’Africain, which constructs an… 
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