publication . Article . 2011

Creation and (Re)presentation of Historical Discourse in Isle of Passion by Laura Restrepo

Daniela Melis;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2011 Journal: Studies in 20th & 21st Century Literature, volume 35 (eissn: 2334-4415, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: New Prairie Press
Abstract
Published in Colombia in 1989, but neglected until the author’s later distinction, Laura Restrepo’s first novel, Isle of Passion, focuses on historical facts, as well as on the issues that arise when the impact of events is articulated in official discourse. This study—drawing from Walter Mignolo’s idea of decolonial theory—explores how Restrepo’s attempt to rewrite history following “an-other logic, an-other language, another thinking” contributes to the decolonization of knowledge, being, community interests, and cultural heritage. The novel’s plot centers on a minor event in international history: the territorial dispute over the island of Clipperton, which w...
Subjects
free text keywords: Official history, Colombian literature, Passion, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, History, Comparative historical research, Art history, Hybridity, Politics, Criticism, Phallocentrism, German literature, PT1-4897, French literature - Italian literature - Spanish literature - Portuguese literature, PQ1-3999
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