Die, cry, hate: the unfeeling of the unwilling Black surrogate mother in Luster and Such a Fun Age

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Both Luster and Such a Fun Age engage with a sense of loaded emotionlessness while also lending a personal and political duality to unfeeling, as both a coping with the issues and demands of the contemporary world, such as social isolation and insecure gig work—and a refusal to perform the emotional labour that is often expected of carers and domestic workers without proper compensation. Crucially, as both these novels demonstrate, unfeeling is intrinsically linked to race relations.

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Luster, Such A Fun Age, Kiley Reid, Raven Leilani

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Abdi, A., (2022) “Die, cry, hate: the unfeeling of the unwilling Black surrogate mother in Luster and Such a Fun Age”, Moveable Type 14(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.1755-4527.137

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Amal Abdi (University of Edinburgh)

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