Giving and Receiving: Nuruddin Farah's Gifts, or, the Postcolonial Logic of Third World Aid

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dc.contributor.author Woods, Timothy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-11-11T09:22:38Z
dc.date.available 2008-11-11T09:22:38Z
dc.date.issued 2003-03-01
dc.identifier.citation Woods , T 2003 , ' Giving and Receiving: Nuruddin Farah's Gifts, or, the Postcolonial Logic of Third World Aid ' Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol 38 , no. 1 , pp. 91-112 . , 10.1177/0021989404381008 en
dc.identifier.issn 0021-9894
dc.identifier.other PURE: 83362
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1004
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1004
dc.description Woods, T. (2003). Giving and Receiving: Nuruddin Farah's Gifts, or, the Postcolonial Logic of Third World Aid. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 38 (1), 91-112. en
dc.description.abstract In addition to addresses to the Security Council of the United Nations,the gift can be located at the centre of current discussions of deconstruction, international politics, gender, ethics, philosophy, anthropology and economics. "Gifts" (1993), the second novel in the Somali writer Nuruddin Farah’s ‘‘Blood in the Sun’’ trilogy, unlocks a wide-ranging critique of the politics of postcolonial autonomy and dependency. After the sophisticated plot of mystery, self-consciousness and self-realization dealing with the intertwined politics of personal and national identity in "Maps", the first book in the trilogy, "Gifts" has a more straightforward plot that focuses on the developing love between the two principal protagonists: Duniya, a middle-aged nurse in Mogadiscio, the capital of Somalia, who is struggling to bring up her teenage son and daughters; and a wealthy friend Bosaaso, who has returned from the United States to offer his services to the Somali government. en
dc.format.extent 22 en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Commonwealth Literature en
dc.title Giving and Receiving: Nuruddin Farah's Gifts, or, the Postcolonial Logic of Third World Aid en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0021989404381008
dc.contributor.institution Department of English and Creative Writing en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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