Postcolonial Literature

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The Arab American literature relates to postcolonial literature. Postcolonial theory is a path for the poets to express their thoughts and emotions about their conquered countries openly. The main subjects the postcolonial theory focuses on are representation, migration, and resistance. In addition, postcolonial writing is a piece of literature that gives the exploited people voice to speak about their suffering and needs. C. L Innes has applied the postcolonial studies on literary texts written by colonized people. Innes declared the features of their work as "a means of restoring dignity and self-respect to people who suffered from hundreds of years…show more content…
Before the attack, America has accepted the new immigrant generation and they had a normal life. However, now it is challenging for the bi-cultural individuals to search for a cultural identity in a society believes that we have a "clash of civilization"(Shouhayib,19). Shouhayib has applied many methods on 14 Arab-American participant, who have different religious and social backgrounds. The study analyzed the experience of the participants about their external and internal worlds and how it gave them a feeling of comfort. The goal of the study is to understand the experience of all the immigrants, in terms of their identities, in the American society and within the Arab-American society. A result of the analysis, the participants have expressed their feelings of pride about their bi-cultural…show more content…
Multiculturalism aims to strength the relation between the colonizer and the colonized and focuses on race and ethnic identity. Indeed, the Arab American poets have embraced this type of literature in their works. Nye is conscious about her multicultural identities, as shown in her poems. Wafa A. Alkhadra has demonstrated Naomi Nye works in spite of her biculturalism. She states that Nye is so comfortable to talk about her bi-cultural background and to expose that feeling through her poems. She explains how Nye feels about her bi-cultural identity and she relates it to Amin Maalouf, a French-Lebanese novelist, statement about his identity
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