Life between cultures: thoughts on the emigrant experience in autobiographical texts of Necla Kelek and Seyran Ateş Cover Image
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Живот между културите: размисли върху емигрантския опит в автобиографичните текстове на Некла Келек и Сейран Атеш
Life between cultures: thoughts on the emigrant experience in autobiographical texts of Necla Kelek and Seyran Ateş

Author(s): Hannelore Scholz-Lübbering
Published by: Институт за литература - BAN
Keywords: integration; identity; transculturalism

Summary/Abstract: The focus of the study are the autobiographical texts of immigrant Necla Kelek and Seyran Ateş of Turkey. Through their lives between German and Turkish-Kurdish culture, both artists get the chance to build a stable transnational identities beyond bipolar models. They undertake an attempt to trace the process of defining positions, based on the problematic fields of family habits and customs (relentless on mother tongue, forced or staged marriages, honor killings) and German worldview.

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 35-55
  • Page Count: 20