This essay has as its focus the interweaving of immigrant life stories and layers of human spaces in Adriana Lisboa’s novel Hanói (2013). Relying on Ana Martins Marques’ map-bending poems from Cartografias and on Doreen Massey’s geographical concepts of “multiple trajectories” and “spheres of dynamic simultaneity” articulated in For Space, I analyze the sense of place in the novel, as well as the presence of elements denoting belonging, displacement and un-belonging, especially from the point of view of the two main characters and their interconnecting, yet disparate, worlds.
Belonging, Displacement, Spheres of simultaneity, Adriana Lisboa
Harrison, Marguerite Itamar, "Spheres of Simultaneity in Adriana Lisboa’s Novel Hanói" (2019). Spanish and Portuguese: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.