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The Many Voices of Post-Colonial London: Language and Identity in Zadie Smith's White Teeth (2000) and Andrea Levy's Small Island (2004)
English
Ledent, Bénédicte mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département des langues et littératures modernes > Langue et linguistique anglaises modernes >]
2016
New Soundings in Postcolonial Writing. Critical and Creative Contours
Wilson, Janet
Ringrose, Chris
Brill/Rodopi
Cross/Cultures: Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English, 189.
79-93
Yes
Leiden & Boston
The Netherlands & MA
[en] Zadie Smith ; Andrea Levy ; Language
[en] This essay examines the role of language in Zadie Smith's White Teeth (2000) and Andrea Levy's Small Island (2004), arguing that English in its various forms not only partakes in the shaping of postcolonial human relations but also helps deconstruct rigid notions of identity, including that of Englishness. Nevertheless the two novels differ in certain respects: in Small Island Englishness emerges from a process of occasionally painful mutual adaptation and compromise, while in White Teeth Smith goes further in redefining Englishness as the expression of the human diversity at the heart of contemporary London.
CEREP (Centre d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Etudes Postcoloniales
Researchers ; Students
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/56517
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