IDENTITÀ POST-COLONIALE E COSTRUZIONE IDENTITARIA: LEI CHE SONO IO / ELLA QUE SO YO DI CLEMENTINA SANDRA AMMENDOLA
The essay analyses Lei che sono io/Ella que soy yo by Clementina Sandra Ammendola. The aim is to understand how the public space (Habermas, 1981) can be binding during the process of building a socio-cultural identity of a post-colonial and nomadic woman (Braidotti,1995), and how the literature is useful in order to analyse this process. Indeed, I believe the choices made by protagonist (writer and main character) are based on pre-constructed and pre-determined labels because of habits and beliefs. Inherent not only in the external experience of the subject but, above all, in the more intimate one (De Lauretis, 2013). The methodological-conceptual approach of the essay proposes the analysis of the three parts of the autobiography through the emotions (Ahmed, 2014) that are believed to best describe Sandra’s process of identity formation: disorientation, intolerance, nostalgia, happiness.
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