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Quddus, Miki (2020) 'A Movement Back To “Home” How Is The ‘Home’ Presented In Tamim Al-Barghouti’s “In Jerusalem”?' The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research, 12 (2018-2019). pp. 63-68.

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Postcolonial and literary scholars have discussed colonialism as the invasion of the home. This notion is something that resonates within the Israel and Palestine context, especially with a large Palestinian population being exiled outside the country. This essay will use the notion of the home to explore how the poem "In Jerusalem" is a reaction of the poet Tamim al-Barghouti in seeing his father's hometown for the first time. It will investigate how the poet navigates within the Arab literary traditions as a way to claim back the home from where his father was previously exiled. The discussion is led by the poem's close reading which considers the poem itself as a reconstruction of the home (Jerusalem) in absence of the poet's contact with it.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics
SOAS Open Access Journals > The SOAS Journal of Postgraduate Research
ISSN: 25176226
DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2020 10:56

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