Struggles of hybrid citizens as presented by mixed origin writers and poets
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People are constantly migrating to other places – sometimes seeking refuge, sometimes seeking a better life than in their own country. Immigration is one form of migration. However, one cannot just immigrate to another country and settle down there without any difficulty. Every country has their own language, culture, politics, religion, and nationality. When people move to another country, they have to adapt to all these factors which is very challenging. The country oftentimes play as an obstacle for these newcomers to adjust as most countries — especially developed countries — as we see in this paper, do not appreciate heterogeneity. Thus, they often make the lives of the immigrants more difficult. Again, when this immigrants have children who are completely born and brought up in the emigrated country there is newer struggles – both for the parents and the children. This study would look at such struggles by looking at four texts – No no Boy by John Okada, Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie, and “The Right Word” and “They’ll Say: She Must be From another Country” by Imtiaz Dharkar to show how writers and poets of mixed origin present the lives and struggles of immigrants, and reflect on the political, capitalist, cultural, and nationalistic factors within the context of immigration as presented through fiction.