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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25718

Title: Step Down Shakespeare, the Stone Angel Is Here
Authors: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H.J.
Keywords: canadian literature
Sri Lankan literature
multiculturalism
politics
cultural context
English curriculum
South Asian Canadian Literature
Sri Lankan Canadian poets
symbolism
sinhalese drama
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Nalanda Publishing Canada
Citation: Sugunasiri, Suwanda H. J. Step Down Shakespeare, the Stone Angel is Here. Toronto: Nalanda Publishing Canada, 2007.
Abstract: The theme of this anthology that includes seven articles by the same author is literature, within the context of multiculturalism, and with a sub-text of politics. Written on Canadian soil over a decade (1984-1994), the first four relate to Canada directly, and the other three indirectly, within a Sri Lankan, primarily Sinhalese, literary and cultural context. The first essay, "Step Down Shakespeare, the Stone Angel is Here," examines the mainstream Canadian classroom, and makes the case for ‘multiculturalizing the English curriculum’. It offers a model, a ‘literary matrix’, for developing such a curriculum.The second essay, "The Literature of Canadians of South Asian Origins: an Overview," introduces the vast South Asian Canadian Literature, covering 387 works written in English, Punjabi and Gujerati.The third article, "‘Sri Lankan Canadian Poets’: the Bourgeois that fled the Revolution," studies four Canadian poets, of Sri Lankan origin in the sociopolitical context of Sri Lanka.The fourth piece, "Reality of symbolism in the South Asian Canadian Short Story," introduces the very first South Asian Canadian English-medium writer of fiction, Iqbal Ahmed (1965), and others, all little or totally unknown then. The last three pieces relate to Canadian Multiculturalism by the fact that they introduce a people resident in Canada, the Sinhalese, little known, and little respected, through the eyes of a participant observer.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/25718
ISBN: 9780973808926 0973808926
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Divinity

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