Literature with A White Helmet explores issues of refugee writers, contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction on the refugee’s body and experience, the biopolitics of refugees, and disputes over the ethicality of representing refugees by writers and human rights activists. The book relies on a broad selection of texts by authors who, in one way or another, have experienced displacement, witnessed it, imagined it, or co-written about it.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is a Refugee? Chapter 1. Does the Theory Hold? Re-examining Mobility Studies and the Status of the Postmodern Refugee Chapter 2. Nomadic Writers: The Refugee as Writer, Texts as Refugees Samar Yazbek, Sa'dallah Wannous, Nihad Sirees, Khalid Khalifa, and Mustafa Khalifa (A Case Study) Chapter 3. Clandestine Bodies in Transit: Refugee’s Pipe Dreams Chapter 4. Muted Bodies, Obstructed Routes: Ghassan Kanafani, Hassan Blasim, Pietro Bartolo Chapter 5. Can the Refugee Speak? : Voices by Proxy: Storytelling and Surrogate Agencies Conclusion Bibliography
Lava Asaad received her PhD from Middle Tennessee State University and is currently a Post-doctoral Fellow at Auburn University.