By Kezia Page
Taking an interdisciplinary process, web page casts gentle at the function of citizenship, immigration, and transnational mobility in Caribbean migrant and diaspora fiction. Page's historic, socio-cultural learn responds to the overall development in migration discourse that offers the Caribbean adventure as unidirectional and uniform around the geographical areas of domestic and diaspora. She argues that enticing the Caribbean diaspora and the big waves of migration from the zone that experience punctuated its history, involves not only knowing groups in host nations and the conflicted identities of moment iteration subjectivities, but additionally analyzing how those groups interrelate with and have an effect on groups at domestic. particularly, web page examines socio-economic and political practices, remittance and deportation, exploring how they functionality as tropes in migrant literature, and as methods of theorizing such literature.
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Transitional spaces become the literal and symbolic domain for conceptualizing diaspora, not only as they signal the change in cultural landscapes and what is understood by terms like “home,” but as they implicate the possibility and price of changing personhood and attaining economic agency, as well as the space to re-invent oneself in unfriendly territory. By centering the function of the transitional space in diaspora, the writers implicitly reject any idea of diaspora as a seamless border crossing: rather they highlight that the crossing is broken, mediated and fed by and within watershed spaces that are in various ways outside the host country itself.
This perspective places a distinction between the Englishness of colonial Jamaica and the Englishness of England—Bennett’s persona is fully aware that to be colonial is not a “full” arrival within the political identifications conferred by empire. Then there is the persona who has returned carrying exactly the “twang” that the other has failed to acquire or achieve. This persona is equally castigated for losing his identity—in other words, for failing to employ the insignia of exile that would have shown his psychological strength and national, anti-colonial affi liation.
The quiet was routed, relaxation had given way to a new condition; the shaft of light had narrowed and stiffened, but the wind came stronger and the music of the engine joined the savagery that knew no restraint. The surge had grown into a leap and the fall was a plunge that changed the depth of this deep and intimate darkness. It cut cruelly through the water as though it had found a new pleasure in its power and possession. The rumble of the engine would not subside and waters opened to thrusting keel as the ship cut accurately through the receiving surface.