‘Who is Irish?’
Roddy Doyle’s hyphenated identities
in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
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In this overview of Roddy Doyle’s fictional and theatrical contributions, this chapter demonstrates how Irishness is, in his work, redefined in order to include hyphenated, hybridised identities. In particular, the author explores the issue of citizenship in Doyle’s short story ‘57% Irish,’ revealing the political and ideological nuances of a text which openly vindicates the integration of the ‘new Irish’ in Ireland’s mainstream society.

Literary visions of multicultural Ireland

The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

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