Secondary Source for SKIM


I was unable to put my secondary source in the dropbox, so I’ve included it below.

The article focuses on the narrative strategies of the novel, Obasan, and provides historical context on multiculturalism in Canada. While I haven’t read Obasan, yet, I’m interested in Davis’ points on “silence to speech” as a flawed representation of progress and how that intersects with the “transgressive eating” we see in Skim. I’m also interested in Skim’s school as an imagined community and Skim’s role in making the fractures of this imagined community visible, so Davis’ points about Canada’s imagined communities feel especially important.


I’m looking forward to discussing!


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