What's wrong with [being at the] margins? South Pacific islanders can't escape margins, for in running away from one island margin one soon runs into other margins. To be island spaced is to read in, and respond to, spaces that are always in flux, with waves ebbing and gnawing island margins and frequent storms tearing up feeble shelters and ocean-sprayed crops. To be island spaced is to dive into a paradox: to be marginal without being [self-]marginalized. This chapter shuffles toward an island spaced reading in which I introduce Esther to Tsotsi.
|Title of host publication||Still at the Margins|
|Subtitle of host publication||Biblical Scholarship Fifteen Years after Voices from the Margin|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publisher||T&T Clark (International)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|