In diasporic literature, alimentary motifs tend to play oppositional roles in relation to nostalgia: either they are evoked to reify longing for homeland, or to disavow it. Closely linked to these roles, and especially pertinent to immigrant women, is also food s function as critique of ideology. This essay explores food and food-related motifs in Shirley Geok-lin Lim s poems to elicit the paradox of nostalgia inherent in them, while also demonstrating their further complication of nostalgia as a concept.
|Pages (from-to)||55 - 71|
|Number of pages||17|
|Journal||Asiatic: IIUM Journal of English Language and Literature|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|