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Author Song, Angeline M. G., 1965- author.

Title A postcolonial woman's encounter with Moses and Miriam / Angeline M.G. Song
Published New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2015]


Description 1 online resource
Series Postcolonialism and religions
Postcolonialism and religions.
Contents Confessions of a Chinese-but-not-Chinese adoptee -- A strangely familiar reading strategy -- An upside-down or right-side up view of the world? -- Bal's focalization methodology -- Analyzing the power (im)balance -- A postcolonial woman encounters Moses and Miriam
Summary How is it that twenty-first century readers are able to feel such an affinity with ancient biblical narratives written thousands of years ago? The clue likely lies in a complex but universal human trait: empathy. In this book Angeline M.G. Song draws on her empathic connection with Moses and Miriam of Exodus 2. She offers up a singular interpretation of them from the perspectives of empathy, Postcolonialism, and focalization narratology. This interpretation is further grounded in a theorization of the author's personal story as a female adoptee of a single woman, her upbringing in a patriarchal Asian environment, and her current social context as an immigrant in New Zealand. A Postcolonial Woman's Encounter with Moses and Miriam offers a novel reading strategy and an interpretation of Exodus 2 that provide insights and perspectives hitherto unidentified or ignored
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Moses (Biblical leader)
Miriam (Biblical figure)
Song, Angeline M. G., 1965-
Bal, Mieke, 1946-
SUBJECT Moses (Biblical leader) fast
Miriam (Biblical figure) fast
Bal, Mieke, 1946- fast
Bible. Exodus, II -- Postcolonial criticism
Subject Empathy.
Perspective in literature.
Nurturing behavior.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
Nurturing behavior
Postcolonial criticism of sacred works
Perspective in literature
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781137543929