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