Title

The way back home: Self-authorship, home, and intergenerational bonds in Arabic YA novels of return

Author's Department

Rhetoric and Composition Department

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https://doi.org/10.3366/IRCL.2021.0410

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

International Research in Children's Literature

Publication Date

10-1-2021

doi

10.3366/IRCL.2021.0410

Abstract

This article deals with award-winning Arabic YA novels The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi, and Cappuccino by Fatima Sharafeddine, appropriating Marcia Baxter Magolda’s term ‘self-authorship’ to trace the role of transnational migration in young adult cognitive growth. The novels twin maturity with increased ambiguity around national affiliation, and this article demonstrates how intergenerational bonds are challenged, rearranged, and maintained by the protagonists as they struggle for their personal rights within a patriarchal system.

First Page

269

Last Page

282

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