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Migrant bodies and uncanny skin
Lisa Mullen

African-Caribbean characters as a way of scaring away a group of tenacious, white, sitting tenants. When Fiji seizes control of the mysterious negative power that has been bestowed on him by white panic, he is both subverting and ironically confirming the racist narrative that has been used against him. Yet his situation is not improved by this reclamation of agency; the men are still homeless at the end of the story, and Selvon leaves hanging the question of who, in the end, has really been cursed in the course of this uncanny transaction. The

in Mid-century gothic