Assimiliation and Its Discontents in Ala Al Aswanyys Chicago

Shihada, Isam M. (2013) Assimiliation and Its Discontents in Ala Al Aswanyys Chicago. International Journal of English and Literature (IJEL).


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In this paper, I would like to examine the issue of immigration, cultural assimilation and its discontents, religious discrimination in America and political oppression in Egypt in Ala Al Aswany’s Chicago. The researcher argues that Al Aswany’s Chicago can be seen as an awakening call to address the problems such as demonization and marginalization faced by immigrant groups to avoid any backlash or any acts of violence seen all over the world today. The paper concludes that by creating a diverse pluralistic society and seriously getting engaged based on a universal notion of justice in which no single community’s righteousness, prosperity and dignity comes at the expense of another, we may see that immigrants keep their own identities, embrace successfully the values of their new society and become easily integrated.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: أ.د. عصام محمد ابراهيم شحادة
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2018 11:13
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 11:13

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