Publisher description for New Germans, new Dutch : literary interventions / Liesbeth Minnaard.


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In today’s globalized world, traditions of a national Self and a national Other no longer hold. This timely volume considers the stakes in our changing definitions of national boundaries in light of the unmistakable transformation of German and Dutch societies. Examining how the literature of migration intervenes in public discourses on multiculturality and including detailed analysis of works by the Turkish-German writers Emine Sevgi Özdamer and Feridun Zaimoglu and the Moroccan-Dutch writers Abdelkader Benali and Hafid Bouazza, New Germans, New Dutch offers crucial insights into the ways in which literature negotiates both difference and the national context of its writing.




Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
German literature -- Turkish authors -- History and criticism.
Dutch literature -- Moroccan authors -- History and criticism.
Emigration and immigration in literature.
Multiculturalism -- Germany.
Multiculturalism -- Netherlands.