The Notion of Homeland, “Imaginary Homeland” and Wounded Memory in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner

Sulaiman, Suraiya (2015) The Notion of Homeland, “Imaginary Homeland” and Wounded Memory in Khaled Hosseini’s The Kite Runner. In: Conference Proceedings of Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS). School of Social Sciences, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 550-560. ISBN 978-967-11473-2-0

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    Abstract

    This article explores the idea of homeland, “imaginary homeland” and wounded memory in Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel, The Kite Runner (2003). The idea of homeland, which includes the illustration of a person’s nostalgia towards homeland, is a significant topic of discussion among scholars of diaspora studies. The article demonstrates that Afghanistan as depicted in Hosseini’s novel represents the author’s nostagic feeling towards his home country. The novel also illustrates the ideas of a shattered dream and fragmented memories of diaspora subjects which are caused by the loss of homeland as discussed in Salman Rushdie (2006)’s seminal article, “Imaginary

    Item Type: Book Section
    Subjects: H Social Sciences
    Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Social Sciences Postgraduate International Seminar (SSPIS)
    Depositing User: ASM Ab Shukor Mustapa
    Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2017 09:54
    Last Modified: 24 Nov 2017 09:54
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/37635

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