In: World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no. 2
Rok, strany: 2023, 77 - 87
Resilience. Ethics of Care. Racial Capitalism. Anti-Blackness. Violence. David Chariandy.
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This article reads David Chariandy’s elegiac novel Brother (2017) through the lens of resilience thinking in tandem with the ethics of care. Staged in a suffocating context of police violence and surveillance and the ideological premises of Canadian racial capitalism, the plot revolves around Francis and Michael, two Black Canadian brothers from Scarborough. The story unfolds Francis’s tragic death while trying to protect his friends from the police. To counteract the Anti-Blackness that is proffered by the nation-state, the novel opts for collaborative acts of resilience based on a compromise to care for one another. The ethics of care become a way to accommodate a compromised resilience that reveals the shortcomings of Canadian multiculturalism policies.
Cucarella-Ramon, V. 2023. Resilience and ethics of care against racial capitalism in David Chariandy’s Brother. In World Literature Studies, vol. 15, no.2, pp. 77-87. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.2.7
Cucarella-Ramon, V. (2023). Resilience and ethics of care against racial capitalism in David Chariandy’s Brother. World Literature Studies, 15(2), 77-87. 1337-9275. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/WLS.2023.15.2.7
Vydavateľ: Ústav svetovej literatúry SAV, v. v. i.
Publikované: 29. 6. 2023