Diaspora In Diaspora

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The diaspora experience in the words of Stuart Hall “is defined not by the essence or purity, but by recognition of a necessary heterogeneity and diversity, by a conception of identity which lives with and through, not despite difference...” (Hall 402). Diaspora has been a favourite topic for disgruntling dialecticism, as well as a source of literary outputs. People who have flown over the distant territories of globe, their settled assurances of home and roots being blown over into smithereens of uncertain insecurities have been represented in diverse ways in diverse writings all over the world.
Due to displacement, Diaspora’s quest for identity, a sense of inability to belong becomes all the more difficult and desperate. The rootlessness, coupled with the indifferent attitude of host culture, adds to sense of otherness and alienation. Diaspora’s sense of loss becomes tragic when they think of returning to their homeland. The homes to which they want to return undergoes complete transformation and turns out to be a romantic illusion. If seen metaphysically, human beings turn out to be eternal exiles. Man does not have a permanent home anywhere. It is this displacement which gives diasporic writing its peculiar qualities of loss and nostalgia.
Normally, diaspora fiction lingers over alienation, loneliness, homelessness, existential rootlessness, nostalgia, questioning, protest and assertions and the quest for identity; it also addresses issues related to amalgamation or
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