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DEVOLVING DIASPORAS is a three-year project (2007-2010) investigating the relationship between reading, location, and migration.

Working with libraries and book groups in Scotland (our primary research site), England, Canada, Africa, India and the Caribbean we are interested in how various readers in different places respond to contemporary narratives of movement, migration and diaspora.

These texts include:

» Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart (1958)
» Jackie Kay, The Adoption Papers (1991)
» Zadie Smith, White Teeth (2001)
» Leila Aboulela, Coloured Lights (2001)
» Monica Ali, Brick Lane (2003)
» Suhayl Saadi, Extra Time in Paradise (2003)
» Andrea Levy, Small Island (2004)
» Hari Kunzru, Transmission (2004)
» Dione Brand, What We All Long For (2005)
» Junot Diaz, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007)


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