Olga Tokarczuk’s Nomadism

This article attempts to interpret the work of Olga Tokarczuk via the lens of nomadism, which is one of the defining features of contemporary times. Tokarczuk’s prose is an example of a distinctive transition from the chora to the topos in the sense of an inability to anchor the modern subject in any form of lasting roots. The nomadic stories of Tokarczuk are both a diagnosis of human homelessness as well an expression of helplessness; what can be done with this fluid, unmoored human condition and where to find any form of lasting identification with another person and a fixed place?