Ghosts of the Past in the Present in the Narratives of Diaspora

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  • Ubaraj Katawal Valdosta State University, USA

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https://doi.org/10.3126/litstud.v33i0.38068

Keywords:

Diaspora, Ghosts of the past

Abstract

Eva Hoffmann, the Polish-American author, writes, “In our current, habitually diasporic, habitually nomadic world, the oppositional, bipolar model no longer holds” (Aciman 55). How does the past-present continuum work in this “habitually nomadic” experience? Can diasporic people forget the past as another country, or is it the present that is more foreign? How do the narratives of diaspora dramatize the past-present dynamic, and how do memories of the past affect the present?

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Author Biography

Ubaraj Katawal, Valdosta State University, USA

Associate Professor of English

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Published

2020-03-31

How to Cite

Katawal, U. (2020). Ghosts of the Past in the Present in the Narratives of Diaspora. Literary Studies, 33, 122–135. https://doi.org/10.3126/litstud.v33i0.38068

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