Towards a multiracial Ireland
Black Baby’s revision of Irish motherhood
in Literary visions of multicultural Ireland
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This chapter acknowledges the gendered dimensions of Irish multiculturality by specifically addressing the connections between ethnicity, race, and gender. The author offers a feminist reading of anti-racism in her analysis of Clare Boylan's Black Baby, a novel which explores capitalism, patriarchy, and racism as interlocked systems of oppression. As the author convincingly demonstrates, Boylan's 1988 novel can be viewed as a precursor to current writing on race and ethnicity in twenty-first century Ireland. Black Baby, this contributor argues, reconceptualised race in a pioneering way, by considering its constitutive role in any serious attempt to undo the colonisation of Irish women.

Literary visions of multicultural Ireland

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