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The Narrative Strategies of Nationalism in “Returning to Haifa” by Ghassan Kanafani

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ABSTRACT

This thesis deals with the narrative strategies of Nationalism in “Returning to Haifa” written by Ghassan Kanafani. He intended to strengthen Nationalism by dealing with the Palestinian situation in 1969in his novel. The objective of this thesis is to understand the limitations of Nationalism by looking into the successes and failures of what he intended to. In this novel who we can see a narrator, who assimilated with a character in the novel, who considers the others as his enemies and suppress them in an authoritative manner, which implies what Nationalism is. In addition, we can see a unique structure where the Nationalism that the author intended to highlight is reinforced, while three returning narratives are overlapped. However, the irony is, we can notice that the author’s messages with the monophonic voice become weaker when we pay attention to the otherness that is eventually exposed. The narrative strategies of Nationalism start to rupture at this point where the imagination to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian issue can newly created.

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