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Writing Displacement

Home and Identity in Contemporary Post-Colonial English Fiction

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This book studies
the metamorphosis of the politics of home and identity amongst migrant
nationals subsequent to the end of WWII, using the Palestinian exilic displacements
as a critical tool and compass to find intersecting points of reference with
the Caribbean, Indian, African, Chinese, and Pakistani dispersions. From Sam
Selvon to Salman Rushdie and Monica Ali, Edward Said to Homi Bhabha and Stuart
Hall, 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.


Titel: Writing Displacement
Autoren/Herausgeber: Akram Al Deek
Ausgabe: 1st ed. 2016

ISBN/EAN: 9781137580917

Seitenzahl: 204
Format: 21,6 x 14 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 400 g
Sprache: Englisch

Akram Al Deek is an Assistant Professor at the American University of Madaba, Jordan. Al Deek is a Palestinian writer and lecturer in post-colonial studies, world literatures, and cultural and literary theory. Subsequent to his family's exile from Palestine, he was born in Jordan (German by nationality) and spent his entire twenties working and studying in England. Al Deek is currently working on his semi-autobiographical memoir, The Eucalyptus Tree: Episodes of Dispersals.

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