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Identity and Belonging in Relation to Notions of 'Homelands': A critical study of The Secret River, Brooklyn and a Far Cry from Africa

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A consideration of the representations of notions of ‘homelands’ in The Secret River, Brooklyn and “A Far Cry from Africa” demonstrates the intrinsic link between an individual’s homeland, their identity and a sense of belonging. Whilst all three texts are contextually different, Andrew Bovell’s play The Secret River, Colm Toibin’s novel Brooklyn and Derrek Walcott’s poem “A Far Cry from Africa” are linked in their exploration of the migrant experience. Through an analysis of the migrant experience in certain texts, an evaluation of key characters’ success in occupying “the third space” can be seen. The study of Bovell’s play and Walcott’s poem exemplify the evolving nature of the colonial identity within post-colonial literature. Yet through a comparative analysis of The Secret River and Brooklyn characters’ feelings of mourning and “homesickness” within the migrant experience demonstrates that desire for belonging to place and culture is nevertheless integral to the individual’s notion of ‘homeland’.


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