The Outsider Within
The Outsider Within is a narrative memoir of a solo female traveller. Her travel this time around takes her to a location in the Indian Ocean which she can only describe as being in Paradise. Tina has been contracted to teach tourism at a University but she soon finds out that Paradise is not for living but only for visiting.
She goes through a rollercoaster of emotions from being very happy, angry, bored, lonely, tired to feeling unwelcome and homesick but sex is on the menu.
Tina is confronted with issues of integration, homophobia, identity and Cultures. Her experiences brings to fore the debate on some existing notions of integration and multiculturalism.
This book can be read by adults for pleasure. Travellers would also find it informative while tourism and diaspora academics would find it useful.
Published: 26 April 2013
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