Migrant, Emigrant, Immigrant. Recent Developments in Turkish-Dutch Literature
Since the late 1980s, a steady stream of literature has been emerging from circles of the Turkish minority in the Netherlands. The article offers a survey of this literature, characterises its main themes and concerns, and demonstrates how successive phases in this literature reflect corresponding phases in the socialisation of the migrant community. Works by three authors, Halil Gür, Sadik Yemni and Sevtap Baycılı are examined in this context and shown to handle parallel motifs in very different ways, reflecting the concerns of the guest-worker, the young second-generation migrant and the integrated intellectual respectively.
KeywordsMain Theme Comparative Literature Historical Linguistic Successive Phasis Steady Stream
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