Reading M.G. Vassanji’s the in –Between World of Vikram Lall as an Allegory of the Nation
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 2, Issue 2, March 2014, Pages: 40-43
Received: Dec. 16, 2013; Published: Mar. 20, 2014
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Seraphine Chepkosgei, Department of Literature, Theatre and Film Studies, Moi University
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This paper will explore the use of allegory as a trope in the writing of East African Asian writer, M.G. Vassanji. We shall apply Fredric Jameson’s Allegory of the Nation in order to tease out the various ways in which the inner universe of the Kenyan nation is contested and constructed as well as the various enunciations of meanings that generate/are generated and their implications.
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Nation, Nationhood, Identity
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Seraphine Chepkosgei, Reading M.G. Vassanji’s the in –Between World of Vikram Lall as an Allegory of the Nation, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 2, No. 2, 2014, pp. 40-43. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20140202.13
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