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Postcolonial Woman's Encounter With Moses and Miriam (Hardcover) (Angeline M. G. Song)

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How is it that twenty-first century readers are able to feel such an affinity with ancient biblical narratives written thousands of years ago? The clue likely lies in a complex but universal human trait: empathy.

In this book, postcolonial Malay-Chinese author Angeline M.G. Song draws on her empathic connection with Moses and Miriam of Exodus 2. She offers up a singular interpretation of them from the perspectives of empathy, Postcolonialism, and focalization narratology. This interpretation is further grounded in a theorization of the author's personal story as a female adoptee of a single woman, her upbringing in a patriarchal Asian environment, and her current social context as an immigrant in New Zealand. A Postcolonial Woman's Encounter with Moses and Miriam offers a novel reading strategy and an interpretation of Exodus 2 that provides insights and perspectives hitherto unidentified or ignored. The book's autobiographical strand provides a revealing account of a post-colonized reader's odyssey into her own postcolonial heart of darkness.

Why do 21st century readers like us feel such an affinity with ancient biblical narratives written thousands of years ago? The clue may lie in a complex but universal human trait: empathy. In this book, a postcolonial Malay-Chinese reader draws on her empathic connection with Moses and Miriam of Exodus 2, and interprets them from the threefold perspective of empathy, postcolonialism and focalization narratology. The interpretation is further grounded in a theorization of the author's personal story as a female adoptee of a single woman growing up in a patriarchal Asian environment, and her current social and material context as an immigrant in New Zealand. The book offers a novel reading strategy and an interpretation of Exodus 2 that provides insights and perspectives hitherto unidentified or ignored in other reading approaches. Its autobiographical strand is a revealing account of a postcolonized reader's odyssey into her own postcolonial heart of darkness.

Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Bible / General, Psychology of Religion, Bible / Language Studies
Series Title: Postcolonialism and Religions
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Angeline M. G. Song
Language: English
Street Date: September 7, 2015
TCIN: 46775807
UPC: 9781137544308
Item Number (DPCI): 247-52-0481
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