It seems only appropriate that the book starts and ends (“Whoever is not Greek is a barbarian”; “The Women of the Other and us”) with well contextualized, historical / theoretical reflexions on the unfailingly self-serving construction and ultimate appropriation of “the other”, be it the supposedly inarticulate savage of neighboring barbarian shores or the haunting background presence of Arab women - the barely acknowledged half of the West’s reified “Rest”. ln fact, although the chronological distance between the two historical moments is such as to discourage hasty generalizations, the continuities and the potential relevance are just too striking to be ignored.
Ana Paula Arnaut is a Professor of Contemporary Portuguese Literature at the University of Coimbra. In addition to publications in several national and international journals, she has also published Memorial do Convento. História, Ficção e Ideologia (1996), Post-Modernismo no Romance Português Contemporâneo: Fios de Ariadne-Máscaras de Proteu (2002);
Homenagem a Cristóvão de Aguiar: 40 Anos de Vida Literária (org.) (2005),
José Saramago (2008), Entrevistas com António Lobo Antunes. 1979-2007.
Confissões do Trapeiro (ed.) (2008), António Lobo Antunes (2009),
António Lobo Antunes: a Crítica na Imprensa. 1980-2010. Cada um Voa como Quer (ed.) (2011). As Mulheres na Ficção de António Lobo Antunes. (In)variantes do Feminino (2012), Viagens do Carnaval: no Espaço, no Tempo, na Imaginação (co-editor with Maria Aparecida Ribeiro) (2014), O Ano da Morte de Ricardo Reis de José Saramago (2017).
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Elaine and Ian had travelled half way round the world to adopt little Anna. She couldn’t have been more wanted, loved and cherished. So why was she now in foster care and living with me? It didn’t make sense.
Until I learned what had happened. ...
Dressed only in nappies and ragged T-shirts the children were incarcerated in their cots. Their large eyes stared out blankly from emaciated faces. Some were obviously disabled, others not, but all were badly undernourished. Flies circled around the broken ceiling fans and buzzed against the grids covering the windows. The only toys were a few balls and a handful of building bricks, but no child played with them. The silence was deafening and unnatural. Not one of the thirty or so infants cried, let alone spoke.