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Writing/not-writing: th[a][e] Diasporic Self: Notes Toward a Race Riot Scene

Writing/not-writing: th[a][e] Diasporic Self: Notes Toward a Race Riot Scene W r i t i n g / n o t - w r i t i n g : T H [ A ] [ E ] D l A S P O R I C S E L F : N O T E S T o w a r d a R a c e R i o t S c e n e B h a n u K a p i l In A p ril 1979, I was ten years old. This is a sho rt essay about vectors. It's about Brueghel's Icarus. It's about a g irl w alking hom e fro m school at the exact m o m e n t th a t her ne ig h b o r laces up his Doc Martens, tigh t. It's about a partial and irrelevant nudity. It's about the novel as a fo rm that processes the part o f a scene th a t do esn't fu n ction as an image, but as the depleted, yet still livid m ixtu re of m aterials th a t a race rio t is made fro m .T h in k http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png English Language Notes Duke University Press

Writing/not-writing: th[a][e] Diasporic Self: Notes Toward a Race Riot Scene

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Copyright © 2011 Regents of the University of Colorado
ISSN
0013-8282
eISSN
2573-3575
DOI
10.1215/00138282-49.2.35
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Abstract

W r i t i n g / n o t - w r i t i n g : T H [ A ] [ E ] D l A S P O R I C S E L F : N O T E S T o w a r d a R a c e R i o t S c e n e B h a n u K a p i l In A p ril 1979, I was ten years old. This is a sho rt essay about vectors. It's about Brueghel's Icarus. It's about a g irl w alking hom e fro m school at the exact m o m e n t th a t her ne ig h b o r laces up his Doc Martens, tigh t. It's about a partial and irrelevant nudity. It's about the novel as a fo rm that processes the part o f a scene th a t do esn't fu n ction as an image, but as the depleted, yet still livid m ixtu re of m aterials th a t a race rio t is made fro m .T h in k

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English Language NotesDuke University Press

Published: Sep 1, 2011

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