TITLE

Interculturalism in Sam Najjair's account of the battle for Tripoli: Soldier for a Summer

AUTHOR(S)
Louvet, Marie-Violaine
PUB. DATE
January 2016
SOURCE
Estudios Irlandeses;2016, Issue 11, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Interculturalism is the result of an interaction between different cultures and the possibility of the emergence of a new form of cultural expression and identity. This article studies the process of conciliation or re-conciliation of two cultures in Sam Najjair's book Soldier for a Summer. This is the diary of an Irish Libyan citizen who participated in the liberation of Tripoli from Gaddafi's rule in the Summer of 2011, during the Libyan civil war. The reader follows the main character from Dublin to Tripoli and then back to Dublin at the end of the war. In the book, which is first and foremost targeted at the Irish public to try to gather support for the revolution, Sam Najjair outlines an intercultural space between Ireland and Libya, opening 'an Irish angle' on the Libyan conflict, directly connected to his dual identity of a Libyan second generation immigrant living in Ireland.
ACCESSION #
117855334

 

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