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Migration: Refugee Women's Narratives: Great Britain
(1,480 words)

Refugee and exiled women writers in Britain are engaged in a cathartic process of expressing complex feelings and experiences. Originating from countries such as Afghanistan, Algeria, Bosnia, Iran, Iraq, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Somalia, and Turkey, they often “write them selves” as conceptualized by Hélène Cixous. Cixous's project has special resonance for these women in exile: “She must write her self because this is the invention of a new insurgent writing which when the moment of her liberation h…

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Langer, Jennifer, “Migration: Refugee Women's Narratives: Great Britain”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0272b>
First published online: 2009

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