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East / West: Salman Rushdie and Hybridity
Jessica Brown
Olivet Nazarene University,

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Copyright © 2011 by Jessica Brown An earlier version of Chapter 2, ―The Hybridity of History in Midnight’s Children‖ was published in the 2011 Sigma Tau Delta Review, a national undergraduate literary journal.

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“How far did they fly? Five and a half thousand as the crow. Or: from Indianness to Englishness, an immeasurable difference. Or, not very far at all, because they rose from one great city, fell to another.” ---Salman Rushdie, The Satanic Verses

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East / West: Salman Rushdie and Hybridity Table of Contents

Title Page Copyright Page Preface Title Page Abstract

1 2 3 4 5

Part One 1. The Contexts of Hybridity 6

Part Two 2. The Hybridity of History in Midnight’s Children 3. Refusing National Hybridity in Shame 4.Migrant Hybridity in The Satanic Verses 5. The Hybridity of Language 21 32 43 51

Part Three 6. The Future of Hybridity Works Cited 61 70

Brown 4 Abstract The purpose of this study is to explore the ways in which the novelist Salman Rushdie advocates a hybrid world—a world...
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