Racial Discrimination in Young Adult Diasporic Fictions: A Critical Analysis

Authors

  • Naheed Qasim PhD Scholar, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Balochistan Quetta, Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Prof. Dr. Najia Asrar Zaidi Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Balochistan Quetta, Balochistan Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)14

Keywords:

Middle- East, Racism, Young Adult Fictions

Abstract

This study is conducted to explore the racial components in the Afro-American and Middle- East young adult diasporas’ writings "The Hate U Give" (2017) by Angie Thomas (Afro-American) and   (Iranian-American) "A Very Large Expense of Sea"(2018). The method selected for this study is qualitative and uses Critical Race Theory (CRT) as its primary theoretical framework. Through the examination of these novels, it becomes evident that while racism manifests differently in Afro-American and Middle Eastern contexts, the underlying themes of prejudice, discrimination, and the struggle for identity and acceptance are universal. Afro-American novel often focus on systemic racism, historical oppression, and the legacy of slavery, while Middle Eastern young adult novels address Islamophobia, cultural stereotypes, and the challenges of cultural assimilation in Western societies. Despite these differences, both sets of novels share a common goal of shedding light on the racial experiences of marginalized communities and advocating for social justice and equality.

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Published

2024-04-01

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Qasim, N., & Zaidi, N. A. (2024). Racial Discrimination in Young Adult Diasporic Fictions: A Critical Analysis. Pakistan Languages and Humanities Review, 8(2), 148–155. https://doi.org/10.47205/plhr.2024(8-II)14