Associate Publication | A ‘Just Hearing’: Reading Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts as Counter to State Practice

rodrigoArun Nedra Rodrigo’s (Humanities) essay in the Studies in Canadian Literature special Komogata Maru issue is now available online. “A ‘Just Hearing’: Reading Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts as Counter to State Practice” examines the narrative demands made by the Personal Information Form (PIF) on Tamil refugees who arrived in Canada at the height of the civil conflict, and turns to a reading of Shyam Selvadurai’s The Hungry Ghosts to explore ways in which the novel may serve as a critical intervention in the refugee hearing process, allowing the refugee to document and make truth claims in her own history of trauma, giving her experience

Access the essay here: https://journals.lib.unb.ca/index.php/SCL/article/view/24287.

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