Week 9 – Ashcroft (2nd ed.): Imaginary Homelands; Rushdie

In his account of writing Midnight Children, Rushdie muses over the struggle to know the culture and current context of his homeland without having lived there for many years.  He struggles with the difficulty of knowing his identity in language and culture, while not becoming ghettoized or leaving out of account his current English culture.  How does one walk the line between the two?  I am so far removed from my ethnic heritage that I am unsure of the diaspora as a phenomenon.  How do we as people of Jesus walk the line with the diasporic communities among us?

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~ by Brian Shope on November 26, 2007.

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