Colonial Discourse and Narratives of Hate in Leon Uris's The Haj

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contributor.author Gohar, Saddik M. [صديق محمد جوهر] en_US
date.accessioned 2009-11-25T13:02:18Z en_US
date.available 2009-11-25T13:02:18Z en_US
date.issued 2006 en_US
identifier.citation Qatar Univesity Arts Journal, 2006, Vol. 28, Pages 9-36. en_US
identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10576/7792 en_US
description.abstract The paper critically examines The Haj as an imperialistic novel incorporating racist and colonialist narratives which aim to defile Arab culture and profane the Islamic religion in order to achieve dubious political purposes. As a novel tracing the development of the Arab-Israeli conflict, argues the paper, The Hai emphasizes the impossibility of reconciliation between the colonized Palestinians and the Zionist colonizers due to racial and cultural differences separating the two sides. Depicting the Palestinians as uncivilized savages and the colonizers as carriers of the banners of western civilization and democracy, The Hai deploys narratives of race and ideology replacing the discourse of the real with that of the imaginary in order to make the latter desirable and render history consumable. The paper also points out that The Hai aims to justify colonization by depicting the colonial process as a historically inevitable movement of progress toward bringing civilization to the land of the barbarians en_US
language.iso en en_US
publisher Qatar University en_US
subject Haj en_US
subject الحج ar
title Colonial Discourse and Narratives of Hate in Leon Uris's The Haj en_US
title.alternative الخطاب الاستعماري وسرديات الكراهية في رواية الحاج الأمريكي ليون يوريس ar
type Article en_US
identifier.pagination 9-36 en_US
identifier.volume 28 en_US


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