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Book: Be Like Adam's Son

Chapter: 6. In Search of the Virtuous City: Coexistence and (In)Hospitality in ‘Alī Badr’s ʿĀzif al-ġuyūm

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44454


This study analyses ʿAlī Bader’s novel ʿĀzif al-ġuyūm in the light of the current “Refugee Crisis” by situating it within the global debate on in-/hospitality. The story of the protagonist’s displacement in Belgium is a pretext to scrutinise the very idea of Europe, suggesting new possible scenarios of coexistence and solidarity in contemporary transnational societies through the fictional tools of humour and utopia.

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