Writing Displacement

Home and Identity in Contemporary Post-Colonial English Fiction

Authors: Al Deek, Akram

  • Uses the Palestinian exilic displacements as a tool and compass to find intersecting points of reference with the Caribbean, Indian, African, Chinese, and Pakistani dispersions
  • Studies the metamorphosis of the politics of home and identity amongst different migrant nationals from the end of WWII into the new millennium
  • 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
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Uses the Palestinian exilic displacements as a tool and compass to find intersecting points of reference with the Caribbean, Indian, African, Chinese, and Pakistani dispersions, Writing Displacement studies the metamorphosis of the politics of home and identity amongst different migrant nationals from the end of WWII into the new millennium.

About the authors

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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"This engaging and timely book argues that historical memory and home remain at the heart of displacement experiences in different contexts, but most relevantly in cases where continuous conflict and political turmoil contribute to displacement. Invoking the Palestinian post-colonial and colonial experiences of exile, oppression and dispossession, along with his personal story of displacement, the author interrogates the meaning of displacement and the changing politics of identity in fiction writing of two generations of displaced writers. The book is an invaluable resource for critical thinkers and students interested in identity, belonging, home, nomadism, diasporas, and displacement.' – Dina Matar, Lecturer, Centre for Film and Media Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK; author of What it means to be Palestinian: Stories of Palestinian Peoplehood

"Growing exponentially with every new arrival on Europe's inhospitable shores, yet still under-discoursed, displacement in Akram Al Deek's book is analysed across a range of post-colonial hybridities, none more authentically than that inflected by his own experience as a third generation Palestinian exile, making Writing Displacement a compelling read." - Geoffery Nash, Senior Lecturer, Sunderland University, UK, and author of From Empire to Orient and Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

 

"Akram Al Deek's study of the literature of displacement is a bold attempt to read two important generations of Black British writers through the template of the Palestinian experience. Against any fashionable predilection for seeing the displaced as necessarily nomadic, Al Deek argues for the complexity of the forms of identity and attachment that follow from the fact of displacement as they are articulated by writers originating in Africa, the Caribbean, India, and Pakistan." - Patrick Williams, Professor, Nottingham Trent University, UK, and author of Edward Said and Post-colonial Theory and Literatures

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eBook £52.99
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Hardcover £63.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover £66.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
valid through November 5, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95319-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Writing Displacement
Book Subtitle
Home and Identity in Contemporary Post-Colonial English Fiction
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59248-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59248-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-58091-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-95319-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 204
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