Main : exile, fiction, hypertext, post-colonial
198 x 128 mm
Every retelling of a myth is a reworking of it. Every hearing or reading of a myth is a recreation of it. It is only when we engage with a myth that it resonates, becomes charged and recharged with meaning. And so it is in Building Babel, a book that re-engages with myth through the cyberworld, where worlds intersect and are transformed. Exploratory and experimental, Suniti Namjoshi's work is studied around the world for its transformative creations.
Write a review.
‘... Namjoshi creates some wonderful moments in the course of her book.’John Burnside, Marvels and Tales: Journal of Fairy-Tale Studies
‘Building Babel has stories within stories. It can be likened to a game of chess; the moves the reader will make depend on the degree of sophistication they wish to lend to the reading.’Heather Nix, The Republican
‘Building Babel [is] an important development in Namjoshi’s writing and an interesting experiment for fiction in general.’Jenny Pausacker, The Age
The eyes catch a black bird close to an eerie sun. Instantly, a poem: an accident of composition. Or a tree, rock, light...
In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the...
One day there will be peace in Vietnam. But not before more war.Touched by the Lady of the Realm, Liên dreams of...
This stunning literary debut, voiced by a lesbian gangster Donna and her streetwise daughter Aurora, is steeped in the...