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Mollaei A A, Heydari Rad S. Examining the identity of “Hybrids” and "Subaltern” in the Novel Granada Trilogy by Radwa Ashour Based on the Theories of Homi Bhabha and Spivak. AIJH 2024; 30 (4) :107-132
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1- Assistant Professor, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Vali-e-Asr University, Rafsanjan, Iran. , A.Mollaie@vru.ac.ir
2- PhD Student, Department of Arabic Language and Literature, Yazd University, Iran.
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Postcolonial literature is one of the new critical fields that was found in the 1950s and peaked in the late 1970s. One of the most important features of this type of literature is its focus on the colonized, which brings to mind the various manifestations of colonialism. The identity of hybrid and subaltern is one of the main concepts of post-colonial research. In his novel, Radwa Ashour's attention to the challenge between “me” and “other”, the phenomenon of hybridity and identity crisis as well as the conflict of nationals with two-way colonialism, shows the resistance of this pioneer writer against colonialism in the literary form. First of all, the main purpose of this research is to get acquainted with the author's ideology regarding post-colonial issues as well as his fictional works. The research method, criticism and analysis of Granada Trilogy written by Ashour which is based on views of two prominent theorists in the field of post-colonial literature, namely Homi Bhabha and Spivak. The article is based on the assumption that there is a two-way connection between the novel “Granada Trilogy” and post-colonial theories. Although the time gap between the events of this novel and the emergence of this theory is long, it seems that it exemplifies the principles of Homi Bhabha and Spivak. According to the research, cultural conflicts eventually lead to the emergence of a "hybrid" identity, which is in the heart of phenomena such as: "rejection", acceptance, dispersion and imitation. Therefore, in the novel, we see that following the mixing and bonding of Arabs and Gestalts and the emergence of hybrid generations, the pidgin language is spread. Citizens also do not have a fixed identity and undergo transformation according to the existing social conditions.
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Article Type: Original Research | Subject: Arts and Humanities (General)
Received: 2022/07/9 | Accepted: 2022/12/11 | Published: 2024/06/17

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