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After the Last Ship illustrates the author’s own history, as well as its connection to the history of other women and children who left India and made the journey across the Kala Pani, the Indian Ocean, and lived as migrants in other countries. In this book the author brings greater understanding of how subjectivities are shaped through embodied experiences of ‘mixed race’. She bears witness to the oppressive policies of the fascist government in Portugal in the 1960’s and 1970’s and the effects of displacement and exile, by reconstructing her own passage from India to Mozambique and finally to Australia. Further, the author shows the devastation that labels such as ‘half-caste’, ‘canecos’ and ‘monhe’ can cause, when they eat at your flesh, your being, and your body. She sheds light on how identity and culture can serve as vehicles of empowerment, how experiences of belonging can germinate and take root post-diaspora.
|Publisher:||Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften|
|Series:||Studies in Asia-Pacific "Mixed Race" Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Audrey Fernandes-Satar is an academic, researcher and visual artist in the School of Education at Murdoch University in Perth, Western Australia. Her body of work includes the investigation of the politics of identity, transnationality and the border. Audrey has exhibited nationally and internationally. She traces her heritage to the people of Gaunco Vaddo, who left Goa during the nineteenth century.
Table of Contents
Contents: To forget what I remember – The first wave of the journey – The second wave of the journey;The third wave of the journey – To live on this border – To remember myself – To go back there again.