Title

Palestine and Latin America: Lina Meruane’s Volverse Palestina and Nathalie Handal’s La Estrella Invisible.

Author's Department

English & Comparative Literature Department

Find in your Library

http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/7447973563

All Authors

Tahia Abdel Nasser

Document Type

Research Article

Publication Title

Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Publication Date

1-1-2018

doi

https://doi.org/10.1080/17449855.2017.1325771

Abstract

This article examines representations of Palestine through the literary, cultural and political landscapes between the Arab world and Latin America in which Palestine has figured in new ways. It examines the connections between Palestine and Latin America, focusing on Lina Meruane’s memoir Volverse Palestina (Becoming Palestine, 2013), where the Chilean writer of Palestinian descent looks back at or crosses into Palestine, and the imaginative intertwinings of Bethlehem, Haiti and the Dominican Republic in the poetry of Palestinian US-based writer Nathalie Handal. Drawing on growing scholarship on literary and cultural ties between Latin America and the Arab world, this article explores the role of Palestine in Latin American literature, not only as a representation of immigrant communities and a cultural heritage, but also as part of a perception of Palestine within a broader global context.

First Page

239

Last Page

253

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