(Re)Imagining and (Re)Visiting Homelands in Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (by Noo Saro-Wiwa)

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dc.contributor Fresno Calleja, Paloma
dc.contributor.author Cruz Gutiérrez, Cristina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-07T07:18:57Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-07T07:18:57Z
dc.date.issued 2015-10-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11201/1505
dc.description.abstract Through the analysis of Noo Saro-Wiwa’s Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (2012), this paper will explore the ambivalent perception towards modernity in present-day Nigeria which affects Saro-Wiwa as a diasporic traveler writer visiting her motherland. It will be argued that the author’s position as an insider/outsider leads to a reformulation of Gilroy’s Roots/Routes theory which ultimately affects her reconstruction of Nigeria as her Imaginary Homeland. Departing from an analysis of her liminal position as a prodigal-foreigner, this paper will consider what is perceived as the essence of Nigeria, and how Saro-Wiwa inscribes the country within the mutually exclusive dichotomy modernity/authenticity. The contradictions of such a binary division will be related to Saro-Wiwa’s rejection of modernity, and her desire to preserve Nigeria’s traditions. The approach taken aims to underline up to what extent her inclination towards the preservation of cultural heritage over modernization can be associated with her diasporic need to have an Imaginary Homeland representing a nurturing heritage source ca
dc.language.iso eng ca
dc.subject.classification Matèries generals UIB::Filologia i lingüística ca
dc.title (Re)Imagining and (Re)Visiting Homelands in Looking for Transwonderland: Travels in Nigeria (by Noo Saro-Wiwa) ca
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bachelorThesis ca
dc.subject.keywords Nigerian diaspora ca
dc.subject.keywords Travel writing ca
dc.subject.keywords Modernization ca
dc.subject.keywords Imaginary Homelands ca
dc.subject.keywords Root/Routes ca
dc.subject.keywords Nigèria diàspora ca
dc.subject.keywords Escriptura de viatges ca
dc.subject.keywords Modernització ca
dc.subject.keywords Hadramaut imaginari ca

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