Telling the other side of the story

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dc.contributor.author El-Hussari, Ibrahim A.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-05T14:01:21Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-05T14:01:21Z
dc.date.copyright 2016 en_US
dc.date.issued 2018-02-05
dc.identifier.issn 2326-7372 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/7030
dc.description.abstract This article explores the parameters of the Palestinian national identity as represented in the fictional world of almost all the Palestinian narratives written in Arabic and other languages over the past hundred years. More specifically, the article traces the dramatic transition of identity formation from personal discomfiture with the breakdown of self-interested enterprises to mass awareness of the existential threat posed by the Zionist Movement Project1 against the national aspiration of the Palestinian people in Palestine as their only homeland. The threat in question was the consequence of the militant immigrant Jewish settlers who infiltrated into Palestine in successive waves of European Jewish immigrants in the wake of Sykes-Picot agreement3 and Balfour Declaration2. Ever since the coming out of al-Wareth4, the issue of identity has been steadily gaining a central place in the Palestinian novel, irrespective of the stance and angle of vision from which the story is told. As a form of art of fiction, the Palestinian novel says something about the loss or distortion of the Palestinian national identity through a deliberate, programmed erosion of individual and collective memories, including history and popular culture. This purposeful erosion has been consistently the target of the single-handed historical narrative provided by the official annals of Israel as an immigrant state. The Palestinian narratives under study bring out into the open the long-denied version of the truth by unfolding the hidden side of the story for the fullness of history. Key Words: Identity, Palestinian novel, Hebrew narratives, memory, Zionist project. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title Telling the other side of the story en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.title.subtitle national identity in the arab palestinian novel en_US
dc.author.school SAS en_US
dc.author.idnumber 199629050 en_US
dc.author.department English en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal International Journal of Arts & Sciences en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.issue 1 en_US
dc.article.pages 393-402 en_US
dc.keywords Identity en_US
dc.keywords Palestinian novel en_US
dc.keywords Hebrew narratives en_US
dc.keywords Memory en_US
dc.keywords Zionist project en_US
dc.identifier.ctation El-Hussari, Ibrahim A.(2016). Telling the other side of the story: national identity in the palestinian novel. International journal of arts & sciences 9, 1, 393 en_US
dc.author.email ihousari@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304658720_Telling_the_Other_Version_of_the_Story_National_Identity_in_the_Modern_Arab_Palestinian_Novel en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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