The literature of the Iranian diaspora : meaning and identity since the Islamic revolution
The literature of the Iranian diaspora : meaning and identity since the Islamic revolution / Sanaz Fotouhi.
|Main author:||Fotouhi, Sanaz, (Author)|
The 1979 Revolution in Iran caused the migration of millions of Iranians, many of whom wrote of, and are still writing of, their experiences. Sanaz Fotouhi here traces the origins of the emerging body of diasporic Iranian literature in English, and uses these origins to examine the socio-political position and historical context from which they emerged ... Fotouhi sheds new light on the role of Iranian literature and culture in Western literature by showing that these writings distinctively reflect a diasporic experience unique to Iranians. Analysing the relationship between Iranians and their new surroundings by drawing on theories of migration, narration and identity, Fotouhi examines how the literature borne out of the Iranian Diaspora reflects socio-political realities today.--Provided by publisher
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-263) and index.