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    Relational Aspects of Migrant Mothering in Nathacha Appanah’s La Noce d’Anna and Ying Chen’s La Lenteur des montagnes


    Kackute, Egle (2019) Relational Aspects of Migrant Mothering in Nathacha Appanah’s La Noce d’Anna and Ying Chen’s La Lenteur des montagnes. Crossways Journal, 3 (1). ISSN 2560-6425

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    Abstract

    Narratives of migrant mothering are a small but distinct feature of the dynamic landscape of contemporary literatures of mobility and the growing repertoire of narratives of mothering in French. i However, they are not included in Gill Rye’s ground - breaking study Narratives of Mothering (2009) which discusses a wide range of mo thering experiences represented from the mothers’ point of view in contemporary women’s writing in France. This notable absence is arguably due to two reasons – the time period and the geographical space covered by the study. Rye’s book focuses on “mothers ’ own narratives of mothering, in writing by women in France [...] from the early 1990s through to the first years of the twenty - first century” (15). N arratives of migrant mothering emerge as a theme at the turn of the twenty - first century, especially in its second decade, and in contemporary women’s writing in French rather than in France only . These literatures as well as their creators inhabit culturally and geographically expanded spaces spanning across several countries, often even continents, cultures, and languages.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: motherhood; migration; transcultural identity;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures > French
    Item ID: 11071
    Depositing User: Egle Kackute
    Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2019 13:33
    Journal or Publication Title: Crossways Journal
    Publisher: Guelph Ontario
    Refereed: Yes
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