The Exiled Female Vision in Shauna Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers

  • Sawssen Ahmadi Dr. Sawssen Ahmadi, University of Avignon, 74 Louis Pasteur, 84029 Avignon, France
Keywords: Diasporic literature, exiled vision, female body

Abstract

This paper is a critical inquiry into Shauna Baldwin’s postfeminist literary work, What the Body Remembers. How is the exiled female vision represented in this exilic novel? Does this diasporic vision reflect what the [Indian] body remembers ? This short overview highlights the “unhomely” sense of belonging of the female body in her homeland, India. Through an exiled vision, the Indo-Canadian writer, Baldwin conveys the voice of the silenced Indian woman and depicts the internal exile within which Indian women live as a third-space. This vision reveals that exile does not mean necessarily that the person is elsewhere outside her homeland. The sense of elsewhereness and exile can happen to a person or a group of persons even at their homeland.

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Published
2022-06-11
How to Cite
Sawssen Ahmadi. (2022). The Exiled Female Vision in Shauna Baldwin’s What the Body Remembers . International Journal of Sciences: Basic and Applied Research (IJSBAR), 62(2), 413-423. Retrieved from https://gssrr.org/index.php/JournalOfBasicAndApplied/article/view/14057
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