The Concept of ‘Home’ in Palestinian Diaspora Fiction: A Critical Study of Randa Jarrar’s Fiction

Langkawi: Journal of The Association for Arabic and English

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Title The Concept of ‘Home’ in Palestinian Diaspora Fiction: A Critical Study of Randa Jarrar’s Fiction
 
Creator Alghaberi, Jameel Ahmed
 
Subject
Home; Statelessness; Palestinian-Israeli Conflict; Palestinian Exodus; Right to Return
 
Description The paper discusses the concepts of ‘home’, ‘cultural identity’, and ‘transnationalism’ in Randa Jarrar’s fiction. Being a diasporic Palestinian American, Randa Jarrar in her debut novel A Map of Home presents a particular view of ‘homeland’ and of what ‘historic Palestine’ means to her. The attempt in this paper is to critically analyze her fiction and to highlight the issues that she tackles as a writer of Palestinian origin. The paper also explores the way Randa Jarrar approaches the concept of ‘home’, and an examination of the relationship between Palestinian diasporas and their homeland-Palestine is presented. There is much wandering that Randa Jarrar is experimenting with in rather a creative space, and there is also a counter-narrative ideology embedded in the novel, a way to resist the stereotypes that have fixed the Middle Eastern female body as propagated in Orientalist discourse. 
 
Publisher Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Kendari
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-06-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://ejournal.iainkendari.ac.id/langkawi/article/view/765
10.31332/lkw.v4i1.765
 
Source Langkawi: Journal of The Association for Arabic and English; Vol. 4 No. 1 2018; 13-20
2549-9017
2460-5580
10.31332/lkw.v4i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://ejournal.iainkendari.ac.id/langkawi/article/view/765/798
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Jameel Ahmed Alghaberi
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0
 

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