Lebanese Anglophone Diasporic Literature (5402 words)

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Beginnings, Trajectories, and Groupings

When Tony Hanania’s debut novel Homesick came out in 1997, neither he nor anyone else could have foreseen that two decades later it would be deemed a pioneering work in the canon of post-civil war, i.e., post-1990 Anglophone Lebanese diasporic literature. While Lebanon’s history of emigration started in the 1880s, the contemporary literary wave, resulting from mass relocations to English-speaking countries during the fifteen-year (1975–1990) Lebanese Civil War, is a new-fangled cultural and artistic trend with unique characteristics. It started sixty-five years after the end of the literary movement of Al-Mahjar (diaspora), comprised …

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Hout, Syrine. "Lebanese Anglophone Diasporic Literature". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 July 2017
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19487, accessed 15 December 2017.]

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