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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

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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. While situating this body of work through existing theories such as postcolonialism, 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. The first of its kind, this book will be vital for researchers of Middle Eastern literature and its relationship with writings from the West, as well as those interested in the cultural history of the Middle East.

Author Info

Sanaz Fotouhi holds a PhD in Literature from the University of New South Wales. She is co-director of the Persian International Film Festival in Australia, and is also a creative writer who has published a number of short stories and poems in anthologies in Australia and Asia. This will be her first book.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
Series: International Library of Iranian Studies

ISBN: 9781780767284
Publication Date: 29 Mar 2015
Number of Pages: 256
Height: 216
Width: 138
Illustrations: 5 bw integrated

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