Leila Samadi Rendy

Leila Samadi Rendy Iranian Diaspora Literature of Women

Iranian Diaspora Literature of Women

Studien zum Modernen Orient 28

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Sprache: Englisch
1. Auflage ()
Paperback, 180 Seiten
ISBN 9783879974573

This book examines the rela­ti­onship between space, bilin­gua­lism, and writing, and female charac­ters’ iden­tity forma­tion in the late literary produc­tions of Iranian women in the Dias­pora, such as ›To See and See Again‹ by Tara Bahram­pour, ›Funny in Farsi‹ by Firoozeh Dumas, ›Lipstick Jihad‹ by Azadeh Moaveni, and ›Saffron Sky‹ by Gelareh Asayesh.

Some years before and after the Islamic revo­lu­tion in Iran in 1979, a huge number of Iranians migrated to western coun­tries due to social and political prob­lems. There is a signi­fi­cant body of literary and auto­bio­gra­phical works by Iranian writers in the Dias­pora during the last 50 years. In the last two decades, more literary and auto­bio­gra­phical works have been concerned with the private aspect of the lives of the charac­ters in the Dias­pora and the (trans)forma­tion of their iden­tity and the lingu­istic and cultural hybri­dity. This hybri­dity and the iden­tity issues become more signi­fi­cant in the works of women writers, as they are doubly margi­na­lised as immi­grants in the host land and second sex within patri­archy.