V.V. Ganeshananthan’s Love Marriage and Monica Ali’s Dinner with Dr.Azhad: Storying Memory, Trauma and Identity

Maria Assif

Abstract


At the intersection of trauma, identity, memory, and narrative theories, this article examines the main female narrators of V.V. Ganeshananthan’s Love Marriage and Monica Ali’s “Dinner with Dr.Azhad,” as they encounter varying forms of traumas that distort their perceptions of the world and lead them to question their own identities.  This distortion changes the personal narratives they have created about the world, requiring them to reconstruct it in order to incorporate these traumatic experiences and form a coherent narrative on which they will be able to identify themselves and ultimately construct their own selves.


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