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Map of Home Lecture

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Maria Assif

Oct 24, 2011 Arab Women Writers Lecture ➢ AMap of Home  Title as a symbol  (Pg 193) Passage • The map sort of restricts her and erasing the borders of it shows that she's free and doesn't have to take on or adhere to identity of her father.  Being the agent of her own identity as well as the outcome of how others perceive her  So the map is designed by her and the external world.  There is in fact no map because people keep moving  She's building this map out of her memory – there's no real visual aspect to the map  She's trying to get closer to Palestinian root but also at the same time trying to detach herself  Bruises of her beatings – she will always remember the weight of the relationship between her and her father.  Sexuality & Mapping  Sexual boundaries  Mapping and the body • Sexuality is a page of her life that nobody (especially her parents) will not know of – it's something that's her own – her own sexual adventure. • But then again, not all these encounters are positive • There's also a bi t of bitterness after some of the encounters  There is not just one map but a multiplicity of maps – Mom and Dad each try to trace their own map  This novel takes the coming of age to a new genre  Palestinians are also coming of age – growing  Parents are doing the same  How isArab a narrative?  Does the setting have to be in anArab country?  UseArab names?   Parents Relationship  They can't agree on how they met  Commitment to each other mediated by their failed artistry  What really brings them together though? • Companionship • Shared memories • Nidali as center of attention – so no time to focus on their own problems
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