Displacement and belonging in Miral al-Tahawy’s Brooklyn Heights and Tayeb Salih’s season of migration to the North : a comparative study

Other Title(s)

التهجير و الانتماء في روايتي بروكلن هايتس لميرال الطحاوي و موسم الهجرة الى الشمال للطيب صالح : دراسة مقارنة

Dissertant

al-Haddad, Khadijah Salah Muhammad

Thesis advisor

Ahmad, Nadiyah Tariq

University

Middle East University

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

University Country

Jordan

Degree

Master

Degree Date

2020

English Abstract

This study focuses on finding and analyzing the meaning behind identity and how it is linked to belonging and displacement in Egyptian author Miral Al-Tahawy’s Brooklyn Heights and Sudanese author Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North.

Both authors have been displaced and have dealt with this concept in their work separately.

Using a content descriptiveanalytical methodology, an in-depth analysis of both novels sheds light on the issues evolving around the concept of identity and belonging that immigrants undergo as they move from their familiar culture to a culture that is completely different.

While analyzing and comparing both novels it was found that certain factors contribute to what eventually lead up to the loss of identity and belonging that are often direct or indirect, such factors include religion, family, tradition, culture, and post-colonialism.

This study also finds that a particular conflict arises between two identities that the protagonists try to develop.

This conflict develops into an internal struggle that could either end with the protagonists' complete detachment from the previous identity, or the opposite occurs by persisting to the previous identity and living in its shell, rejecting what the second identity may carry in terms of renewal, additions, and openness.

The third and last outcome is that it could end with a balance of two conflicting identities.

Main Topic

Literature

Topics

No. of Pages

72

Table of Contents

Table of contents.

Abstract.

Abstract in Arabic.

Chapter One : Introduction.

Chapter Two : Review of literature.

Chapter Three.

Chapter Four.

Chapter Five : Conclusion.

References.

American Psychological Association (APA)

al-Haddad, Khadijah Salah Muhammad. (2020). Displacement and belonging in Miral al-Tahawy’s Brooklyn Heights and Tayeb Salih’s season of migration to the North : a comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970885

Modern Language Association (MLA)

al-Haddad, Khadijah Salah Muhammad. Displacement and belonging in Miral al-Tahawy’s Brooklyn Heights and Tayeb Salih’s season of migration to the North : a comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University. (2020).
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970885

American Medical Association (AMA)

al-Haddad, Khadijah Salah Muhammad. (2020). Displacement and belonging in Miral al-Tahawy’s Brooklyn Heights and Tayeb Salih’s season of migration to the North : a comparative study. (Master's theses Theses and Dissertations Master). Middle East University, Jordan
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-970885

Language

English

Data Type

Arab Theses

Record ID

BIM-970885