International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Psychic Journey towards Inner Freedom: Margaret Laurence’s a Bird in the House
Dr. Yousef. A. N. Aldalabeeh

The paper takes up the Canadian woman writer Margaret Laurence, especially her A Bird in the House, to analyse how self-reflexivity works to explore identity and culture ethos. Being a writer who comes from a varied background spatio-temporality becomes a discursive, dialogic enterprise to be interrogated and appropriated in order to bring the needed stability that is both validating and valorizing. How Laurence overcomes and sustains the undercurrents of pressures is the thrust of the paper.

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