• Or Not to Mother? Astrid Roemer’s Lijken op liefde (looks like love)

    Author(s):
    Doris Hambuch (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    CLCS 20th- and 21st-Century
    Subject(s):
    Caribbean literature, Caribbean studies, Caribbean, Motherhood
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Astrid Roemer, Dutch Caribbean, Suriname, postcolonial, mother
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6KH0DZ22
    Abstract:
    'Lijken op liefde' (“Looks Like Love”; 1997) is the second novel in Astrid Roemer’s “Suriname Trilogy.” Alternating narrative perspectives and time, the three texts revolve around the country’s independence from Holland (in 1975) and the impact this historical process has had on the population. With an emphasis on the potential of creolization for Roemer's sense of "Difference," this paper argues that it is precisely the mothering detached from a physical delivery and nursing of infants for her main character Cora Sewa, which gives the mother text a most prominent role in 'Lijken op liefde'.
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    Published
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