n Latin American Report - A comparative analysis of characters in Mia Couto's The Blind Fisherman (2010) and Naipaul's Miguel Street (1959)
|Article Title||A comparative analysis of characters in Mia Couto's The Blind Fisherman (2010) and Naipaul's Miguel Street (1959)|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Latin American Report|
|Affiliations||1 University of Zimbabwe|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
|Pages||376 - 383|
This paper explores the ways in which characters attempt to make their lives meaningful despite the obstacles they face which include colonial dispossession and relocation. The adopted strategies help the characters not to sink into depression or be swallowed by ennui. Miguel Street is written in the context of the post-slavery colonial Caribbean Islands while The Blind Fisherman reflects on the experience of Portuguese colonial legacy and the civil war. V.S. Naipaul has won many awards while Mia Couto is the first African author to win the prestigious Latin Union Literary Prize in 2007.
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