my name is salma

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Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma: An Examination of New & Past Self Identity Clash Fadia Faqir is a British Arab (Jordanian-British ) writer and a defendant of women's rights in the Arab world. This can be clearly manifested in such litrary works as novels, short stories and essays, most of which discuss the intrafamiliy femicide in defense of honor. In her third novel entitled "My Name is Salma" (2007), Faqir tackles the tribal longing for defending their honor, self guilt, shame, ignorance, exile, self realization, and self destruction. Transitioning from Hima, the heroine’s hometown, to Exeter, Salma, the Heroine, faces so many tribulations that will (positively or negatively? if relevant anyways) affect her personality while living…show more content…
You check your position at every junction. You adjust your mirrors, your sense of belonging, and drive on exploring a new map. You keep examining and re-examining your loyalties to both the still picture in the mind and the present living landscape. You no longer take things at face value. Doubt, dissent, and questioning become part of your life. You become a hybrid forever assessing, evaluating, accommodating.” (gqt Al-Maleh 274) (could be a long quote, given the length of the paper. I would use ... ." In their essay “Women in Exile; The ‘Unhomely’ in Fadia Faqir’s Pillars of Salt,” Fadia Suyoufie and Lamia Hammad, (professors of English Literature at Yarmouk University in Jordan: not needed; interested readers can always look up their names ), discuss the motives behind Arab female writers’ departure from their homeland to the West and how the predicaments they face in Diaspora are reflected in their works. Suyoufie and Hammad focus on Faqir’s autobiography “ Stories from the House of Songs” in which Faqir “ maintains that forging a new hybrid identity and accepting cultural ‘in betweenness’ and ‘double consciousness’ can perhaps alleviate the pangs of ‘unhomeliness’ and assist in transcending it.” (Al-Maleh 272) I am sort of confused here: which source is being used: Fadia's et al or Al-Maleh? Fadia Fqir suffered
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