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"Vad ska jag göra med solen, sopa ner den från taken?" En postkolonial analys av Hanan al-Shaykhs "Ukannis al-shams 'an al-sutuh"

Nikani, Rebecca LU (2013) ARAK01 20131
Arabic Studies
Abstract
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the short story ”Ukannis al-shams ‘an al-suṭūḥ” by Ḥanān al-Shaykh from a postcolonial perspective. The analysis is based on the theories of Edward Said, Chandra Mohanty, Suha Sabbagh, Judith E. Tucker and Frantz Fanon. I have examined whether stereotypes of people, particularly Muslim women, from the Arab world can be found in the short story, and whether any of its Arab characters has a so called ‘colonised mind.’ The conclusions reached are that it can be argued that some stereotypes of Arabs appear in the short story, although Arab-Muslim women are not portrayed in a stereotypical way. I found that the protagonist does indeed have a colonised mind, but that she undergoes a process of mental... (More)
The aim of this thesis is to analyse the short story ”Ukannis al-shams ‘an al-suṭūḥ” by Ḥanān al-Shaykh from a postcolonial perspective. The analysis is based on the theories of Edward Said, Chandra Mohanty, Suha Sabbagh, Judith E. Tucker and Frantz Fanon. I have examined whether stereotypes of people, particularly Muslim women, from the Arab world can be found in the short story, and whether any of its Arab characters has a so called ‘colonised mind.’ The conclusions reached are that it can be argued that some stereotypes of Arabs appear in the short story, although Arab-Muslim women are not portrayed in a stereotypical way. I found that the protagonist does indeed have a colonised mind, but that she undergoes a process of mental decolonisaton. (Less)
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author
Nikani, Rebecca LU
supervisor
organization
course
ARAK01 20131
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
arabic, postcolonialism, arabic literature, hanan al-shaykh, frantz fanon, chandra mohanty, edward said, postcolonial feminism, suha sabbagh
language
Swedish
id
4005104
date added to LUP
2013-09-03 14:21:31
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2013-09-03 14:21:31
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  abstract     = {The aim of this thesis is to analyse the short story ”Ukannis al-shams ‘an al-suṭūḥ” by Ḥanān al-Shaykh from a postcolonial perspective. The analysis is based on the theories of Edward Said, Chandra Mohanty, Suha Sabbagh, Judith E. Tucker and Frantz Fanon. I have examined whether stereotypes of people, particularly Muslim women, from the Arab world can be found in the short story, and whether any of its Arab characters has a so called ‘colonised mind.’ The conclusions reached are that it can be argued that some stereotypes of Arabs appear in the short story, although Arab-Muslim women are not portrayed in a stereotypical way. I found that the protagonist does indeed have a colonised mind, but that she undergoes a process of mental decolonisaton.},
  author       = {Nikani, Rebecca},
  keyword      = {arabic,postcolonialism,arabic literature,hanan al-shaykh,frantz fanon,chandra mohanty,edward said,postcolonial feminism,suha sabbagh},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {"Vad ska jag göra med solen, sopa ner den från taken?" En postkolonial analys av Hanan al-Shaykhs "Ukannis al-shams 'an al-sutuh"},
  year         = {2013},
}