This chapter sets out a more detailed theoretical framework where I am able to fuse together different strands of theories that have underpinned the writing of this book. Diasporic literature operates in multi-dimensional spaces, constructing women as active participants in the creative process of negotiating an identity. It recognises the core subalternity of the narratives whilst also acknowledging their diasporic nature by discussing the word ‘subaltern’ in all its meanings and its origins. This heralds a discussion of the narratives and their structural and formative dynamics in the following chapters. I briefly contextualise each chapter and go forward to discuss the recipes and then the songs.