- Doctoral Candidate
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
This study investigates in a postcolonial manner, the seeming absence of scholarship of a comparative nature on the link between migration and hybridity on three fronts: the regional front, migrant-status of individuals and gender. It does this using three texts: Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Inheritance of Loss by Kiran Desai and Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid which represent the African, Asian and Caribbean regions, respectively. Using the interpretative-historical design with the postcolonial literary theory, the research explores hybridity’s relationship with migration in the texts to: ascertain the relationship between migration and hybridity and, allow for a comparison of the said relationship between and the effects of both phenomena on characters in different regions based on migrant-status, region and gender difference. Thus, it aims to demonstrate that migration and hybridity are shared experiences of all postcolonial individuals irrespective of region, gender and migrant-status.