Examining identity in relation to globalization and migration, this book uses narratives and memoirs from contemporary authors who have lived 'in-between' two or more languages. It explores the human desire to find one's 'own place' in new cultural contexts, and looks at the role of language in shaping a sense of belonging in society.
About the Author
MÁIRÉAD NIC CRAITH is based at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. Author and editor ofthirteen books, she was joint winner of the 2004 Ruth Michaelis-Jena Ratcliff research prize. She was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2009 and has held visiting positions in Ireland, the UK and Germany.
Table of ContentsAcknowledgements Preface Out of Place? Narrative Journeys Word and World The Web of Family Relationships Self and Other in Dialogue Cultural Patterns and Belonging Interculturality and Creativity Select Bibliography Index