This book explores the ways in which contemporary women writers have engaged with the negotiation and representation of identity following the rupture with the established sense of self in the homeland that is brought about by exile.
Introduction Part I: Nomadic Consciousness, Nomadic Narratives 1. Exile, Identity, Nomadism: Key Terms and Concepts 2. Writing (in) Exile: Six Contemporary Women Writers Part II: Overstepping the Boundaries: Women's Narratives of Exile 3. Vicissitudes of Language: Nancy Huston's L'Empreinte de l'ange and Cristina Siscar's La sombra del jardín 4. Writing Home: Malika Mokeddem's L'Interdite and Laura Restrepo's Dulce compañía 5. Alternative Femininities: Linda Lê's In memoriam and Cristina Peri Rossi's Solitario de amor 6. Conclusion