Sandra Lilyana



As people of the diaspora, most Black British writers have long been troubled
and fascinated by the ideas of ‘home’ and ‘identity.’ A lot of their works present a
sense of not belonging anywhere and a quest for a new kind of identity not limited
to national boundaries. Such issues are portrayed most clearly in Buchi Emecheta’s
novel, Kehinde, where the protagonist’s conception of ‘home’ and ‘identity’ is disrupted
between Nigerian and British and how she ends up creating a new and more
fluid identity for herself.

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