The Parts
Whiskey, tea, and sympathy
in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
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In its analysis of Keith Ridway’s novel The Parts, the chapter examines the ways in which the specificity of ‘Irishness’ is conveyed in relation to black Otherness. In particular, the contribution studies in detail the intercultural encounters between the protagonist, a ‘typical’ Irish character, and his African neighbours, and concludes that the novel mimics, or performs, the historical Irish ‘empathy’ for black people.

Literary visions of multicultural Ireland

The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature

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