Martín-Lucas 2010 Violence

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Author: Belén Martín-Lucas

Title: 'Mum Is the Word'

Subtitle: Gender, Violence, Displacement and the Refugee Camp in Yasmin Ladha's Documentary-Fiction

In: Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation

Edited by: Sorcha Gunne and Zoë Brigley Thompson

Place: New York, NY

Publisher: Routledge

Year: 2010

Pages:130-145

Series: Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures 27

ISBN-10: 0415806089 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

ISBN-13: 9780415806084 (hbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat | ISBN-13: 9780415896689 (pbk.) – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | Representations: Literature / Yasmin Ladha



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Author: Belén Martín Lucas, Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá, Universidade de Vigo

Abstract: »Belén Martín-Lucas finds a similar problem in her analysis of the Canadian South-Asian writer, Yasmin Ladha, and her portrayal of the refugee camp. In '"Mum Is the Word": Gender Violence, Displacement and the Refugee Camp in Yasmin Ladha's Documentary-Fiction', Martín-Lucas discovers, like Waxman, that though sexual violence is an ineradicable danger of the refugee's peripatetic existence, stories about rape have tended to be silenced and sidelined in cultural symbolisms of territory and honour.« (Zoë Brigley Thompson and Sorcha Gunne. »Introduction: Feminism without Borders: The Potentials and Pitfalls of Retheorizing Rape.« Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation Edited by Sorcha Gunne et al. New York 2010: 14)


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