House & Home in Rustenburg — 1247km
While such approaches have been necessary for problematizing hegemonic mobilizations of “home”, there is also a hazard in studying motion as constitutive of the (submit)fashionable world. In explicit, such frameworks typically overlook the experiences of those that are forcibly displaced. Critical investment in tropes of migrancy might unwittingly recycle imperialist assumptions by producing imagined areas of alterity that serve to liberate the centred, “at house” topic on the expense of historicized experiences of homelessness. Abdulrazak Gurnahs 2001 novel By the Sea represents one such historicized experience, that of its protagonist, asylum seeker Saleh Omar. This article argues that, through its narrative funding in houses and household objects and in the importance of narrative for creating a way of home for its migrant protagonist, Gurnahs novel poses a challenge to an aesthetic valorization of displacement.
Such an imagination encouraged individuals to have interaction with … Read More