I am becoming my mother: (post)diaspora, local entanglements and entangled locals

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This paper explores the concept of (post)diaspora in relation to the concept of entanglement. Deploying Lorna Goodison’s materially-engaged poetry as a starting point, the concept of quantum entanglement is explored as entanglement both with and between locals. This concept is then deployed to critically examine postdiaspora as it has been conceived by a range of theorists, followed by an imaginative exploration, via family photographs, of (post)diaspora as lived materiality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-146
Number of pages13
JournalAfrican and Black Diaspora
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020


  • Post-diaspora
  • entanglement
  • Lorna Goodison
  • family photographs


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