THE GLOBAL CONCERT OF CAPITALISM: THE POSTCOLONIAL AND QUEER POSTMODERNITY OF THE BROTHERS (HATOUM, 2002)

Davi Silva Gonçalves

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My analysis of the counter-hegemonic perspectives brought forward in The Brothers (HATOUM, 2002), as well as of the ones it potentialises, evince the importance of our search for queer and postcolonial ontologies in the Amazon. It is vital for us to understand how queer perspectives – initially responsible for exposing the diminishing future of those whose sexual identities are non-normative – and postcolonial ones – which has broadly discussed those whose racial and socio-economic temporalities are non-normative – can and should be seen therein as thoroughly and deeply interconnected. My discussion has hitherto confirmed thus the working hypothesis that, in the novel, the theoretical parallels of queer and postcolonial thinking might be profitably drawn. These analytical lenses are thoroughly complemented; in The Brothers (HATOUM, 2002) the postcolonial site is built through queer temporality.


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