Helga Ramsey-Kurz



Projections of Paradise

Ideal Elsewheres in Postcolonial Migrant Literature
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Edité par Geetha Ganapathy-Doré
Edité par Helga Ramsey-Kurz
Editeur Rodopi - Brill
Distributeur Association de Boccard

Paradise is commonly imagined as a place of departure or arrival, beginning and closure, permanent inhabitation of which, however much desired, is illusory. This makes it the dream of the traveller, the explorer, the migrant – hence, a trope recurrent in postcolonial writing, which is so centrally concerned with questions of displacement and belonging. Projections of Paradise documents this concern and demonstrates the indebtedness of writers as diverse as Salman Rushdie, Agha Shahid Ali, ...