By Angeline M.G. Song
This publication is grounded in a theorization of the author's own tale together with growing to be up as a feminine adoptee of a unmarried dad or mum in a patriarchal context, and present fabric context as an immigrant in New Zealand.
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But my enthusiasm turned to embarrassment when that friend commented loudly: “Why are you so into rugby? ” In Bhabha’s words: To be unhomed is not to be homeless, nor can the “unhomely” be easily accommodated in that familiar division of social life into private and public spheres. The “unhomely moment” creeps up on you stealthily as your own shadow . . 3 Implicationsfor My R eading I have tried to erase the above incidents from my brain in the same manner that I brush away cobwebs from the cornices of my home.
13). 1). However, just as my own physical search for my roots ended in apparent futility, it remains to be seen whether Moses’s search for his origins ended in full self-realization—or in ambiguity. 100 I wonder if Moses, too, might have experienced similar difficulties when he went to live in Pharaoh’s daughter’s household. 7). 4 WhenSi ngaporeb ecameSy onan-to The shock defeat of their revered British colonial masters during World War II was, for my Peranakan ancestors, an event akin to having the earth shift from beneath their feet.
Only ostensibly do I remain the same although the object remains another. 26 42 E nco u n t e r wi t h Mo s e s an d M i r i a m An important feature of Vischer’s notion of Einfühlung is its reciprocal aspect. In her analysis of Vischer’s idea, Juliet Koss suggests that the connection between the empathizer and the empathized object is so intense that the viewer and the object take on something of one another and both are changed in some intrinsic way. ”27 In contemplating Vischer’s somewhat abstract views, I was lucky to have the opportunity recently to experience firsthand, something of what he meant.
A Postcolonial Woman’s Encounter with Moses and Miriam by Angeline M.G. Song