REPRESENTATION OF IN-BETWEENNESS IN TAYEB SALIH’S SEASON OF MIGRATION TO THE NORTH
TAYEB SALİH’İN KUZEYE GÖÇ MEVSİMİ ADLI ROMANINDAKİ ARADA KALMIŞLIK TEMASININ YANSITILMASI

Author : Serdar TAKVA - Gökşen ARAS
Number of pages : 211-217

Summary

European imperialism, dating back to seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, has shaped peoples’ lives from different parts of the world. The common European ideology claiming that other nations were dependent and backward caused the colonization of remote territories. The economic and cultural subjugation of other nations by force created enslaved and dominated natives who were forced to work for the intruders. They were hegemonized both culturally and economically,thus,second class citizens were created. The economic and cultural exploitation of other people, after colonialism, activated the desire to gain independence and it paved the way for independent countries. After the sovereignty, once dominated countries and people have undergone a new period which is described as postcolonialism. The so-called sovereignty has not ended the sufferings of the suppressed people, on the contrary, it has created lots of controversial issues which are slavery,inferiority, discrimination and in-betweenness resulted from the migration to the motherland. Some migrants, forced to leave their homelands, dream about studying while others struggle to save money. But uprooted migrants are not welcomed in the motherland where they are considered the other for their identity. Migrants with different ethnicities are degraded thus, they are neither self nor the other neither native nor European. In this regard, this study aims to scrutinize migrants who are in-between in Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North in the postcolonial period.

Keywords

Postcolonialism, Migrant, In-Between, Tayeb Salih, Season of Migration to the North

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