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Queerness, effeminacy, and ethnicity in Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy
A. Dinesh,
Published in Serials Publications
Volume: 96
Issue: 9
Pages: 2723 - 2727
The present research paper deals with queer identity and ethnic problems that prevail through the characters in the novel Funny Boy. Arjie, the protagonist, learns things on his own and becomes capable enough to judge what is right and what is wrong only at the end. Moreover, the environment in which he grows drastically marks his journey towards queerness. The aim of the paper is to depict how the protagonist transgresses his queer identity and effeminacy from childhood into adulthood with reference to games, love, marriage, queerness, and racism. It also analyses violent struggles between Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups which have been brought out perfectly in the novel. © Serials Publications.
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