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Identity issues in ELIF SHAFAK'S The Bastard of Istanbul
Identity issues in Elif SHAFAK'S The Bastard of Istanbul

Author(s): Iulia Waniek
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Editura Pro Universitaria
Keywords: The Bastard of Istanbul; Identity issues; Armenian and Turkish Family;

Summary/Abstract: Globalization, which brought about migrations, immigration displacement of various groups of population, resulting in children being raised bilingually in different cultural environments, has also engendered an exacerbation of nationalism and identity conflicts that may not have been anticipated. However, identity isssues may occcur not only at the clash of different ethnic and religious forces, but also when individuals are faced with their past, as an analysis of Elif Shafak's bestselling novel, The Bastard of Istanbul. We will try to show how the conflictual search for identity of the youngest off-springs of a complex Armenian and Turkish family, Armanoush and Asya, is resolved as they discover the truth about their family history.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 132-138
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English