The Angel

  • Senem Mallman


The third of three folktales, Mallman includes translated versions of the Turkish Arab folktales told to her by her mother. The Angel is a tale of forced marriage, migration, and nostalgia for the homeland. This folktale is a fragmented story where the ending is uncertain. The teller has forgotten the ending as distance and the death of her own mother removed her from all contact with the folktale’s origins. Folktales are imbued with the life world of the teller and allow the listener a glimpse into the teller’s world. In this instance, The Angel profoundly portrays the dislocation and disconnection associated with the migrant experience.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Senem Mallman
    • 1
  1. 1.La Trobe UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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