Cultural Transcendence in The Inheritance of Loss and Clear Light of Day

Both The Inheritance of Loss and Clear Light of Day feature characters who either identify with cultures other than their own, or attempt to cope with cultural differences while living abroad. Using themes such as education and migration, Kiran and Anita Desai demonstrate how an individual can feel displaced as a migrant or within one’s … Read moreCultural Transcendence in The Inheritance of Loss and Clear Light of Day

Intersectionality in Literature from Postcolonial Countries

Sacrifice in women’s writing often revolves around two different definitions of the word. The first definition is to voluntarily give something up of value, while the second definition is to offer or kill, often in a ceremonial fashion. Women’s writing has a recurring motif of sacrifice where female characters are the object of a sacrifice … Read moreIntersectionality in Literature from Postcolonial Countries