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Ev(it)a e a corporização do ‘terceiro espaço’ em A costa dos murmúrios, de Lídia Jorge


In this article, I contend that Ev(it)a, the protagonist of Lídia Jorge’s A costa dos murmúrios, embodies Homi Bhabha’s concept of “third space”. I argue that Ev(it)a represents the liminal space (and, therefore, hybrid, ambivalent) which lies at the intersection of the colonized and the colonizer’s discourses. As such, this character presents herself as a space that refuses both the fixity of the colonial discourse and the normativity of the phallocentric discourse, thus projecting herself as a renovating space, one that constructs new positions.

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