This article introduces the concept of an embodied securityscape, arguing that asylum seekers embody a point of articulation between two differently located security nexuses: security-migration and security-development. Drawing on Brian Chikwava's novel Harare North, the article illustrates this articulation, not only in the thematic development of the embodied experiences of the narrator, but also in the way the novel articulates differently located conventions of form. Ultimately, the article argues that this embodied securityscape, as illustrated through this novel, produces an alternative narrative space for the messy politics of asylum.
|Number of pages||22|
|Journal||Social and Cultural Geography|
|Early online date||28 Feb 2014|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- asylum seekers
- Harare North
- Brian Chikwava