Seasons of Migration to the East and South

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  • Title: Seasons of Migration to the East and South: Intervention, Trauma, and Salvation in Conrad’s Lord Jim and Mahjoub’s Navigation of a Rainmaker
  • Author(s): Tasneem Jweifel, Yousef Awad
  • Publisher: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Collection: Common Ground Research Networks
  • Series: New Directions in the Humanities
  • Journal Title: The International Journal of Literary Humanities
  • Keywords: Appropriation, Jamal Mahjoub, Joseph Conrad, Trauma, Intervention, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism
  • Volume: 16
  • Issue: 3
  • Year: 2018
  • ISSN: 2327-7912 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2327-8676 (Online)
  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v16i03/17-30
  • Citation: Jweifel, Tasneem , and Yousef Awad. 2018. "Seasons of Migration to the East and South: Intervention, Trauma, and Salvation in Conrad’s Lord Jim and Mahjoub’s Navigation of a Rainmaker." The International Journal of Literary Humanities 16 (3): 17-30. doi:10.18848/2327-7912/CGP/v16i03/17-30.
  • Extent: 14 pages

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to analyze and investigate Jamal Mahjoub’s appropriation of Joseph Conrad in terms of themes and structures. The study focuses on reading Mahjoub’s “Navigation of a Rainmaker” in tandem with Conrad’s “Lord Jim” through theories of intertextuality and appropriation from colonial and postcolonial perspectives. Mahjoub uses theories of appropriation as a strategy to represent the ferocious existence of white man in the land of others and the destruction it brings to natives.