The Hybrid World
Cultural hybridization in 'Diamond Grill' and 'I am a Japanese writer'
This essay tackles the ambiguity of culture through the lens of Diamond Grill, and I am a Japanese Writer. These texts deconstruct the concreteness of culture and identity. The world’s interconnectivity is producing a fluidity of culture more than ever, and diverse countries such as Canada are struggling to define themselves. Writer’s such Fred Wah and Dany Laferrière find themselves in conflict with their own cultural identities, and attempt to navigate this ambiguity through their writing.