Asian American Literature: Discourses & Pedagogies, Vol 1 (2010)

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Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni: A Bibliographic Review of Resources for Teachers

Mary Louise Buley-Meissner

Abstract


As a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist, Divakaruni has gained a wide national and international audience.  Her writing in multiple genres addresses cross-cultural complexities of self-identity, family relationships and community values.  Most notable has been her continuing concern with these issues in connection with the experiences of Indian and Indian American women.  Reviews of her work emphasize her boldly imaginative style of story-telling, poetic sensibility, creativity in genre crossing, and commitment to breaking down boundaries between serious and popular literature.


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