International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | English Language and Literature | India | Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019 | Rating: 6.3 / 10


The Bliss of Belonging: Reading Elsewhere, Home by Leila Aboulela

Alizehra Haider


Abstract: The present paper tries to understand the themes of migration, displacement and the meaning of belonging to a place with reference to the short story collection Elsewhere, Home published in 2018, written by critically acclaimed Sudanese writer Leila Aboulela. The paper also tries to comprehend the meaning of home as it gives one the sense of identity and belonging. The paper looks at the complicated lives and identities of the minorities, war affected refugees and immigrants in Diaspora and the way they think about the true meaning of home and a sense of getting accepted in a foreign land.


Keywords: Identity, home, displacement, migration, war


Edition: Volume 8 Issue 8, August 2019,


Pages: 138 - 141


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