A Postcolonial Reading to My Father’s Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan

Mustafa Kurdi, Soran (2023) A Postcolonial Reading to My Father’s Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan. International Visible Conference on Educational Studies and Applied Linguistics (vesal2023), 42.

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The struggle for Kurdish identity extends from the Ottoman Empire to modern nation-states. The creation of nation-states catalyzed the transition from “feudal nationalism” to Kurdayeti. Hiner Saleem’s autobiography, My Father’s Rifle: A Childhood in Kurdistan, provides a firsthand perspective on the experiences of the marginalized Kurds in Iraqi Kurdistan. It offers insights into their social, cultural, and political contexts and power dynamics. While Saleem’s work reflects the voice of an understated people, it also requires a postcolonial reading to fully appreciate its content and structure. This study provides a postcolonial reading to Saleem’s autobiography, arguing that the narrative tries to narrate the challenges that the Kurdish ethnicity faced to preserve their ethnic and national identity within the frame of Iraq.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kurds, Kurdish national identity, postcolonial literature, autobiography, ethnic studies.
Subjects: Social Science > HM Sociology
Social Science > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Social Science > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > L Education (General)
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2023 07:54
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2023 07:54
URI: http://eprints.tiu.edu.iq/id/eprint/1464

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