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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: The Americas
(11,471 words)

Introduction

Emigration means that instead of being caught in one place, one is trapped in two places, each of which is home and is at the same time not home. Emigration means that wherever one is, one always longs to be in the other place. The only way to resolve this split between two places may be in writing. (Miriam Cooke, 2001)

 This entry focuses on the role of migration and what it signifies in…

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Michelle Baroody, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: The Americas”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_COM_002090>
First published online: 2016



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