And she wrote backwards: same-sex love, gender and identity in Shani Mootoo’s work and her recent Valmiki’s Daughter

  • This article traces the representation of love, gender and national identity in Shani Mootoo’s creative work in general and her most recent novel Valmiki’s Daughter (2008) in particular. In all her work, Mootoo describes the phenomenon of otherness as a part of the negotiating process of the protagonists' selves.Challenging xenophobia, homophobia and all forms of prejudices the author works with the concept of lesbian and bisexual love, cross-racial relationships in order to write identity and to create a home.

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Author:Sissy Helff, Sanghamitra Dalal
Parent Title (German):Coolabah
Publisher:Universitat de Barcelona
Place of publication:Barcelona
Document Type:Article
Year of Completion:2012
Year of first Publication:2012
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2020/05/03
Tag:Valmiki’s Daughter; belonging; cosmopolitanism; identity; lesbianism; poetry; storytelling; video
Page Number:11
First Page:48
Last Page:58
Copyright © Sissy Helff and Sanghamitra Dalal 2012 This text may be archived and redistributed both in electronic form and in hard copy, provided that the author and journal are properly cited and no fee is charged
Institutes:Neuere Philologien / Neuere Philologien
Dewey Decimal Classification:8 Literatur / 81 Amerikanische Literatur in Englisch / 810 Amerikanische Literatur in Englisch
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht