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dc.contributor.advisorMousawi, Nahrain Al-en_US
dc.contributor.authorAbdallah, Saraen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 63-65).en_US
dc.descriptionSupervised by Dr. Nahrain Al-Mousawi.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Edward Saids Orientalism and its associated terms: neo- Orientalism and self-Orientalism as they relate to Khaled Hosseinis novels: The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Hosseinis novels were written in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, where Orientalism became highly noticeable in the Western world and a new Orientalism emerged (neo-Orientalism). In my analysis of Hosseinis novels, I focus on how the cultural ideas inherent in the text can be read and perceived by readers. In his novels, Hosseini ignores the positive side of Afghanistan and Afghan people and focuses on the stereotypes with which Hosseini became familiar where he spent most of his life—the US. This thesis argues that the tendency toward self-Orientalization in many influential novels promotes the West-East duality. It sheds light on the traces of Orientalism even in quite contemporary literature and emphasizes that Orientalism can be displayed not only by Western authors, but Eastern ones, as well.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Sara Abdallahen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (vi, 65 pages) :tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subject.lcshOrientalism in literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshAfghanistan--In literatureen_US
dc.subject.lcshHosseini, Khaled--Kite runneren_US
dc.subject.lcshHosseini, Khaled--A thousand splendid sunsen_US
dc.titleOrientalism in Khaled Hosseini's novels : the kite runner and a thousand splendid sunsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of English Language and Literatureen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in English Language and Literatureen_US
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