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The quest for identity through bodily pain: Female abjection in the literary work of Igiaba Scego

Introduction A recurring aspect of contemporary migrant narratives, be they literary, cinematic or aesthetic, is the representation and problematising of such concepts as home, belonging and identity. In the present article, I focus on how three of the protagonists in the literary works of Igiaba Scego, an Italian-Somali author, undergo processes of bodily pain in order to come to terms with their identity which, in the terminology of postcolonial studies, is characterised by hybridity and in

Camilla Skalle

Borderlands , ISSUE 1, 64–87

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