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dc.contributor.authorToivanen Anna-Leena
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-16T07:51:30Z
dc.date.available2017-10-16T07:51:30Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttps://erepo.uef.fi/handle/123456789/4397
dc.description.abstractThis article adopts a critically attuned understanding of cosmopolitanism in its reading of Monique Ilboudo’s Le mal de peau, Sefi Atta’s Swallow and Aminata Sow Fall’s Douceurs du bercail. It focuses on the ways in which imaginings of cosmopolitan futures and ideals become compromised through the trope of aborted transnational journeys. All these works draw attention to the complexities of the postcolonial condition and such sequels to the colonial project as political instability of the postcolony, the unequal consequences of globalization and African immigration to Europe. With respect to the theme of transnational travel, it is noteworthy that the novels represent networks of mobility, such as airports and airplanes, as sites where the hindrances in the way of cosmopolitanism become realized. The trope of aborted transnational journeys also has gendered dimensions in the novels; it is often in the intimacy of the female body that the meanings of failing cosmopolitanism become inscribed.en
dc.language.isoENen
dc.publisherInforma UK Limiteden
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Postcolonial Writingen
dc.relation.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2016.1140069en
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden
dc.subjectSefi Attaen
dc.subjectcosmopolitanismen
dc.subjectglobalizationen
dc.subjectMonique Ilboudoen
dc.subjectmobilityen
dc.subjectAminata Sow Fallen
dc.titleFailing Cosmopolitanism: Aborted Transnational Journeys in Novels by Monique Ilboudo, Sefi Atta and Aminata Sow Fallen
dc.description.versionfinal draften
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Humanities / Finnish Language and Cultural Researchen
uef.solecris.id41626848en
dc.type.publicationinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.rights.accessrights© Informa UK Limiteden
dc.relation.doi10.1080/17449855.2016.1140069en
dc.description.reviewstatuspeerRevieweden
dc.format.pagerange359-371en
dc.publisher.countryBritanniaen
dc.relation.issn1744-9855en
dc.relation.issue3en
dc.relation.volume52en
dc.rights.accesslevelopenAccessen
dc.type.okmA1en
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersionen
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