Rawi Hage Essays
Cockroaches and Snowmen: Liminal Spaces as Liberating Mechanisms in Hage and Atwood College
Although optimism does not lie on the surface of Rawi Hage’s Cockroach and Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, the texts are existential discussions of the validity associated with the ‘hope for humanity’. Hage’s unnamed narrator, a suicidal...
Exploring Irony as a Coping Mechanism for the Failed Model of Universalism: 'The Buddha of Suburbia' and 'Cockroach' College
Both Hanif Kureishi’s Buddha of Suburbia (Buddha) and Rawi Hage’s Cockroach are situated within the diaspora writing that proliferates Canadian literature as a whole. Diaspora is a Greek word, a combination of the prefix dia- (meaning “through”)...