The Submerged History of the Indian Ocean in Admiring Silence

  title={The Submerged History of the Indian Ocean in Admiring Silence},
  author={Maria Olaussen},
  journal={English Studies in Africa},
  pages={65 - 77}
  • M. Olaussen
  • Published 1 May 2013
  • History
  • English Studies in Africa
Abstract Focusing on the satirical stories that the protagonist in Admiring Silence produces, this paper investigates their function as strategies within a submerged history of migration and global movement. I argue that the stories of failed integration and a discredited historical past, when placed within a historical context of Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism, can be studied as part of the shortcoming of both a Eurocentric and an Afro-centric historiography in relation to societies of the… Expand
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