|Title||Beyond Italian borders: Amara Lakhous and the Mediterranean alternative|
This article aims at investigating the possibility of talking about a 'Mediterranean alternative' in a cultural and literary horizon. In particular, it will explore the Italian case, whose Mediterranean heredity has recently been rediscovered through the contributions of those writers who come from other Mediterranean countries and challenge the borders of western idiosyncratic realities, like the Italian one. This article will analyse the case of Amara Lakhous, a contemporary Algerian-Italian writer, whose work transgresses the bounded Italian national culture by questioning its bounded view and by offering a new transnational gaze, within a world literature framework.
|Keywords||Amara Lakhous; Italy; Mediterranean; cultural translation; migrant writing; transnational literature|
|Journal||Crossings: Journal of Migration & Culture|
|Journal citation||3 (1), pp. 71-87|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1386/cjmc.3.1.71_1|
|Published||11 Sep 2012|