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Writing Displacement

Home and Identity in Contemporary Post-colonial English Fiction

  • Authors
  • AkramĀ AlĀ Deek

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Akram Al Deek
    Pages 1-15
  3. Akram Al Deek
    Pages 17-55
  4. Akram Al Deek
    Pages 57-78
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 183-204

About this book

Introduction

This book studies the metamorphosis of the politics of home and identity amongst migrant nationals after WWII, using the Palestinian exilic displacements as a tool to find intersecting points of reference with the Caribbean, Indian, African, Chinese, and Pakistani dispersions. From Sam Selvon to Salman Rushdie and Edward Said to Homi Bhabha, the author here reroutes filiation to affiliation. The text troubles the ideas of citizenship and national belonging; it celebrates the freedom to be 'out of place' which opens doors for and promotes rediscovery of materials that have been repressed or pushed aside in cultural translation, without falling into mental ghettoisation.

Keywords

Displacement exile diaspora memory nostalgia nomadology migration multiculturalism Palestinian exile 20th century English fiction world literatures nationalism 20th century novel double consciousness Windrush generation 20th century 11. Sep English literature fiction novel

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