6. In Quest of the Virtuous City: Coexistence and In-/Hospitality in Ali Bader’s ʿĀzif al-ġuyūm

Be Like Adam's Son - Theorising, Writing and Practising Peace in the Arab Region - Fernanda Fischione

Annamaria Bianco
Aix-Marseille Université and Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"

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This study analyses ʿAlī Bader’s novel ʿĀzif al-ġuyūm in the light of the current “Refugee Crisis” by situating it within the global debate on in-/hospitality. The story of the protagonist’s displacement in Belgium is a pretext to scrutinise the very idea of Europe, suggesting new possible scenarios of coexistence and solidarity in contemporary transnational societies through the fictional tools of humour and utopia.

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Bianco, Annamaria. 6. In Quest of the Virtuous City: Coexistence and In-/Hospitality in Ali Bader’s ʿĀzif al-ġuyūm. Be Like Adam's Son - Theorising, Writing and Practising Peace in the Arab Region. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Feb 2024. ISBN 9781800503854. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=44454. Date accessed: 03 Feb 2023 doi: 10.1558/equinox.44454. Feb 2024

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