Bernard MacLaverty Essays
O Mother, Where Art Thou?: Parental Absence in Literatures of Conflict College
Bernard Maclaverty’s Cal and Sindiwe Magona’s Mother to Mother both present the larger conflicts of a country through the voice of a single protagonist. The violence plaguing the lands of both Northern Ireland and South Africa in the late 1900’s...
Big Troubles in Northern Ireland: The Conflicted Character of Cal College
Bernard MacLaverty’s Cal explores the intense conflict between the Roman Catholic nationalist party and the Protestant British police forces of northern Ireland in the late 20th century. MacLaverty tells the story of Ireland’s most violent period...