Re-reading Mary Seacole’s Wonderful Adventures through Bernardine Evaristo’s Soul Tourists

Enza Maria Ester Gendusa

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The essay illustrates the ways in which the incorporation of authentic excerpts from Mary Seacole’s autobiography in Bernardine Evaristo’s novel Soul Tourists acquires a significant cultural value within the novel’s representational strategies. The essay also explores the extent to which Seacole — together with her work — can be thought of as a litmus paper in the context of Britain’s self–representation and strategies of identity delineation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransnational Subjects. Cultural and Literary Encounters
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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