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The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America (Asian American History and Culture)

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This book grows out of the question, What is South Asian American writing and what insights can it offer us about living in the world at this particular moment of tense geopolitics and inter-linked economies? South Asian American literature, with its focus on the multiple geographies and histories of the global dispersal of South Asians, pulls back from a close-up view of ...more
Hardcover, 296 pages
Published July 9th 2004 by Temple University Press (first published 2004)
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Rukshana
Mar 25, 2008 Rukshana rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: folks who read South Asian/South Asian American lit, lit crit heads, English majors
This is a formal review I wrote for Amerasia Journal:

The World Next Door: South Asian American Literature and the Idea of America is the first academic publication devoted entirely to literary criticism of South Asian diasporic literature of authors in the United States and Canada. Rajini Srikanth, Associate Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston and editor of numerous South Asian American anthologies, engages with over twenty poets, writers, and playrights, choosing te
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