The representation of hybridity in twenty-first century literature.
This study examines in what ways hybridity is represented in twenty-first century literature, in the novels The Namesake, Americanah and Petropolis. The research uses these novels as a case study, considering them as individual aspects as well as in relation to each other. Subsequently, the results of the research showed that hybridity is still present in recent migration literature. The ways that hybridity was represented were visible in the characters day to day life and were a part of the ongoing story of the novel. In these novels hybridity has been connected to a person’s appearance, their language, religion, skin colour and even their names. Hybridity has not been limited a certain type of immigrant group, it has been present in cases of first-generation immigrants, immigrants with a colonial empire background or even second-generation immigrants. This has been visible from the small sample size given in this thesis.
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