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By Anne Holden Rønning, Lene Johannessen (Eds.), Lene Johannessen

The current assortment goals at throwing mild on transculturality and the identities and mask that folks wear, in writing up to in lifestyles, in an age of worldwide levelling and the fight for a selected position in a postcolonial international. themes coated contain: North African id in France; cultural citizenship and the Asian diaspora; novels of 'beur' self-identity through Maghrebi immigrants in France; Scottish fiction, Britain and Empire; reminiscence, amnesia, and the re-invention of the prior in South Africa, the Caribbean and in other places; borders, necrophilia and historical past in Southern African fiction; encodings of girl regulate; spectating in black documentary cinema; theatre, functionality, and the Western presence in Africa; mask, background, transtextuality, and different facets of Irish poetry and drama; the protecting and unmasking of id within the African-American novel; violence and 'Titus Andronicus' in black Nova Scotian poetry; notions of the nationwide and of indigeneity in modern Canadian drama; local Canadians, house, and the town. Authors and artists handled comprise: William Boyd; André breaking point; George Elliott Clarke; David Dabydeen; Ralph Ellison; Bessie Head; Seamus Heaney; Tomson road; Isaac Julien; Daniel David Moses; Paul Muldoon; Albert Murray; Jean Rhys; Sir Walter Scott; Robert Louis Stevenson; Richard Wright; and W.B. Yeats. desk of Contents advent PRELUDE Wenche OMMUNDSEN: Have tradition, Will commute: Cultural Citizenship and the Imagined groups of Diaspora; A Fiction I NOVELS AND THEIR BORDERS Priscilla RINGROSE: 'Beur' Narratives of Self-Identity: past limitations and Binaries Alan FREEMAN: Allegories of Ambivalence: Scottish Fiction, Britain and Empire Ute KAUER: the necessity to Storify: Re-inventing the earlier in André Brink's Novels Johan SCHIMANSKI: The Postcolonial Border: Bessie Head's "The Wind and a Boy" David BELL: The Intimate Presence of loss of life within the Novels of Zakes Mda: Necrophilic Worlds and standard trust Ulla RAHB

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Nobody can agree on what should replace the old values, and we are left with nothing but commodities. ” A few of the more scholarly types gather around him. Some agree with him; others challenge him to come up with a definition of cosmopolitan citizenship that is less culturally biased. Soon, however, they forget about him altogether and start networking among themselves. They exchange email addresses and make plans for academic conferences on the paradoxes of global citizenship, and on the tensions between cultural rights and human rights (he offers a useful overview of the paradoxes of cultural equality within notions of world citizenship).

V Unlike most airport novels, this is an open-ended fiction, which does not propose to tie up loose ends, locate the precise origins of wayward ideas, or follow each flight of fancy to its destination. By way of conclusion, I simply want to gesture towards a couple of points arising from this exercise itself, the imaginary embodiment of ideas normally reserved for more carefully argued academic debate. First, as I soon discovered, any activity involving cultural categorization will of necessity invite generalization as well as the temptation to stereotype.

I propose to examine the notion of ‘glocality’ in relation to the descendants of North African migrants in France. I will be taking a literary rather than an anthropological approach, looking at the depiction of identity in the literature of writers who grew up in families where one or both parents emigrated from the Maghreb to France. 11 I will show that both Huntington’s and Said’s very different understandings of culture provide a useful framework for examining the ‘glocal’ identity of the ‘beur’ protagonists portrayed in these novels.

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