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    Asian Diaspora

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    Asian Diaspora Asian diaspora, or the personal and cultural implications of leaving one's homeland, is a central and reaccuring theme for Asian American writers. Diaspora is Greek for "the scattering of seeds" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diaspora), and its ancient denotation has taken figurative meaning today as a feeling of seperation and detachment. In both Fae Myenne Ng's Bone and Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni's Leaving Yuba City, a thematic thread of "scattered parts", outsiderness, and otherness

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    The Hebrew Diaspora

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    persecute, exile, and threaten the existence of the Hebrew community. The Diaspora was definitely not a single event taking place over the course of one night, it was rather a series of dispersals by varying groups of people continuing up to the present time. The Diaspora resulted in the spread of the Hebrew population along with their culture and beliefs, which ultimately strengthened the Hebrew community. The Hebrew Diaspora was a forced movement of Hebrews as a direct result of racial prejudice

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    African Diaspora

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    African Diaspora The study of cultures in the African Diaspora is relatively young. Slavery and the trans-Atlantic slave trade brought numerous Africans, under forced and brutal conditions, to the New World. Of particular interest to many recent historians and Africanists is the extent to which Africans were able to transfer, retain, modify or transform their cultures under the conditions of their new environments. Three main schools of thought have emerged in scholarly discussion and research

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    What is Diaspora Fiction?

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    Namesake Diaspora fiction s dwell on/focus on alienation, nostalgia, displacement, loneliness, assimilation, acculturation, and quest of identity, it also deals issues related to existential rootlessness or disintegration of cultures. An individual has to relocate himself afresh on migrati on for which he has to go through atonement such as readjustment, adaptation, participation . When an individual migrate from one place to another, from one country to another, the borders change and

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    Diaspora and Syal’s Anita and Me

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    Diaspora and Syal’s Anita and Me Diaspora, a term used to describe the dispersion of a people from their original homeland, has become an increasingly pertinent topic of discussion in contemporary society. Nalini Natarajan in the essay “Reading Diaspora” argues that “the phenomenon of diasporic populations is by no means new, but its scale in the twentieth century is dramatic” (xiii). Natarajan also argues that the nature of contemporary diasporic experiences, due to the global reach of technology

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    The Arab Diaspora

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    To many people today, Arab immigrants are the latest group of a long list that have come to the United States since it’s’ inception. However, people of Arab origin have been immigrating to the United States since before The Declaration of Independence was penned in 1776, and haven’t really stopped since. There were not many Arab immigrants at this time, however. The first notable “wave” of immigrants was not until the late nineteenth century. Since then, there have been multiple distinct waves, but

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    we come across the Diaspora consciousness of the novelist, though she does not stand in the category of the writers of Diaspora such as Jhumpa Lahiri, Kiran Desai, V.S. Naipaul, Vikram Seth, Bharati Mukharjee, Anita Desai, Upmanyu Chatterjee, Salman Rushdie, Githa Hariharan and so on. The writings of these writers provide an inside view of the problems and obstacles endured by the expatriates in their new adopted land. Before proceeding in this direction, the words- Diaspora, migration or immigration

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    global community of blackness is a very important part of identity building for people of African descent. By identifying with this diaspora, they align themselves with a history of a strong resilient people with a fluid and beautiful culture. To feel like you are a part of the African Diaspora, first, one must identify with the race that connects all the people of the Diaspora more so than their shared experiences or culture: the African race. In Racial Formations, Omi exhibits that in social interactions

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    Masterchef Israel’s Diaspora Representation

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    Israel seized the opportunity to frame Tom Franz’s merging of cultures on the show as the acceptance and appreciation of diaspora nationalism. Through emphasizing Franz’s cooking style, the judge’s appreciation for the variation in the dishes, and the camera focusing on the types of ingredients used, Masterchef Israel aesthetically reflects Israel’s cultural bonding through diaspora nationalism. Masterchef frames Franz as a humble chef who is aware of the Israel kosher practices, and yet does not let

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    Colonialism and Oppression in the African Diaspora The experiences of the women of the African diaspora are as diverse as the regions they have come to inhabit. Despite the variety in their local realities, African and African-descended women across the planet share in many common experiences. Wherever they have made their homes, these women tend to occupy inferior or marginalized positions within their societies. Whether in the United States, Europe, Latin America, or even Africa itself, black

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