Getting Away with Diaspora: Scotland and South Africa in Zoë Wicomb’s The One that Got Away

Maria Paola Guarducci (Università di Roma Tre)

Abstract

Questo articolo analizza le implicazioni legate alla diaspora nella narrativa di Zoë Wicomb, scrittrice nata in Sudafrica e migrata in Scozia durante l’apartheid. Appartenenza alla terra d’origine e radicamento in quella di adozione vengono tematizzati nella sua narrativa, dove si caratterizzano in modo tale da rivelare la costruzione ideologica dei concetti di ‘nazione’ e ‘casa’. Mi soffermerò in particolare sulla seconda raccolta di racconti di Wicomb, The One that Got Away (2008), con la sua doppia ambientazione in Sudafrica e Scozia.

DOI: 10.17456/SIMPLE-5

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Photographs

Figure 1 – Doulton Fountain,Glasgow by Jacqueline Banerjee http://www.victorianweb.org/sculpture/fountains/3.html [accessed on 31 July, 2015]

Figure 2 - Doulton Fountain (detail), Glasgow by Fergus Murray (courtesy of the author).

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