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On Liminality and Existences Outside the Binary in Akwaeke Emezi's Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji

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Ait Abbou, Yasmine ULiège
Promotor(s) : Tunca, Daria ULiège
Date of defense : 15-Jun-2023/24-Jun-2023 • Permalink : http://hdl.handle.net/2268.2/17376
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Title : On Liminality and Existences Outside the Binary in Akwaeke Emezi's Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji
Translated title : [fr] De la Liminalité et des Existences en dehors de la Binarité dans Freshwater et The Death of Vivek Oji d'Akwaeke Emezi
Author : Ait Abbou, Yasmine ULiège
Date of defense  : 15-Jun-2023/24-Jun-2023
Advisor(s) : Tunca, Daria ULiège
Committee's member(s) : Pagnoulle, Christine ULiège
Bada, Valérie ULiège
Language : English
Number of pages : 89
Keywords : [en] gender
[en] sexuality
[en] nigerian fiction
[en] contemporary fiction
[en] liminality
[en] identity
Discipline(s) : Arts & humanities > Literature
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Institution(s) : Université de Liège, Liège, Belgique
Degree: Master en langues et lettres modernes, orientation générale, à finalité approfondie
Faculty: Master thesis of the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres

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[en] This dissertation explores the ways in which spirituality, gender, and sexuality shape the portrayal of characters who challenge binary and rigid categories in the novels Freshwater and The Death of Vivek Oji. The protagonists, Ada and Vivek, exist in liminal spaces and navigate their complex identities to understand themselves better. Indeed, Ada is an ọgbanje and a non-binary omnisexual person and Vivek is a genderqueer person who is a reincarnation of his grandmother. Both characters are on a journey of self-discovery which necessitates them to overcome societal norms and their own boundaries. The study also examines how literary genres and devices are used to defy norms and challenge preconceived notions.


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  • Ait Abbou, Yasmine ULiège Université de Liège > Master lang. & lettres mod, or. gén., à fin.

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  • Pagnoulle, Christine ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad.
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  • Bada, Valérie ULiège Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de langues modernes : ling., litt. et trad. > Traduction de l'anglais vers le français
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