“I don’t write about me, I write about you”: Four major motifs in the Nordic postmigration literary trend.

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From the racializing category of “migrant writers” I discuss in this overview article the problematics connected to the thematizing of non-whiteness in contemporary Nordic literature. My reading proposes a shift from the authors’ background to the content of the books and I show by referring to a dozen selected literary works how similar themes and strategies are used in portraying a so-called postmigration generation. Methodically going through the authors’ play with authenticity, the expression of a generational conflict, the motifs of racialization and betweenship and the specific address to the implicit readership, I demonstrate that the redundancies of the books reveal the appearance of a clear trend, arguably a postmigration literature.
Originalspråkengelska
Titel på gästpublikationThe Postmigrant Condition : Art, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Europe
Status!!Accepted/In press - sep 2019
MoE-publikationstypA3 Del av bok eller annan forskningsbok

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Jagne-Soreau, M. (Accepterad/under tryckning). “I don’t write about me, I write about you”: Four major motifs in the Nordic postmigration literary trend. I The Postmigrant Condition: Art, Culture and Politics in Contemporary Europe