Confluences 2

Edited by: Nurjehan Aziz

The essays in this volume continue the examination, begun in Confluences 1, of the exciting new writing that has emerged in Canada in the past few decades. Employing a variety of approaches and addressing the many concerns engaging their author-subjects–memory, history, and concentric identities; the subordination of Indian women; the exploitation of Afro-Caribbean immigrants; the “nowarianism” of Indo-Caribbean Canadians; the legacy of Japanese internment during World War II; historical Black experience and meaningful aesthetics; Chinatown as geography, repository, and inspiration–this new body of writing collectively redefines and challenges the idea of Canadian Literature.

Included in this volume are:

“‘This dock is my dock’: Dionne Brand’s Room of Light” –Franca Bernabei
“Between (Hi)Story and Space: Wayson Choy’s Postmodern Chinatown” –Jason Wang
“Landscape and Diasporic Citizenship(s) in Ramabai Espinet’s The Swinging Bridge and Nuclear Seasons” –Dannabang Kuwabong
“Cecil Foster’s Sleep on, Beloved: Reflections on Afro-Caribbean Immigrant Existence in Toronto” –H Nigel Thomas
“Dismantled Domestics, Loneliness, and Creative Coping in Rabindranath Maharaj’s The Amazing Absorbing Boy” –Shoilee Khan
“‘The Multinational’s Song’: M G Vassanji’s Work in Canadian Context” –Laura Moss
“A Long Journey to Mercy: Joy Kogawa’s Gently to Nagasaki” –Irene Sywenky
“Gendered Violence and Feminist Interventions in Shauna Singh Baldwin’s The Selector of Souls” –Asma Sayed


Nurjehan Aziz

Nurjehan Aziz is the editor of Her Mother’s Ashes: Stories by South Asian Women in Canada and the United States, The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, and more recently Confluences 1 and Confluences 2. She is the publisher at Mawenzi House.


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November 13, 2017



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