Encounters and silence between fathers and sons: G.T. Didial and J.M. Coetzee

Ana Salgueiro*

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Abstract

This article seeks to demonstrate how Cabo Verdean author G. T. Didial’s O Estado Impenitente da Fragilidade and J.M. Coetzee’s The Master of Petersburg revisit an ancient Western mythological tradition (Abraham and Isaac; Oedipus and Laius; Herod and the Massacre of the Innocents). I focus on and how, through a complex rewriting process, both narratives discuss not only the tense relationship between fathers and sons but also the complex relationship between contemporary literatures of post-colonial African cultural systems and the literatures of Western cultural systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-24
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Lusophone Studies
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Cabo Verde
  • Fathers and sons
  • O Estado Impenitente da Fragilidade
  • South Africa
  • The Master of Petersburg

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