restricted access Beginning Again: The Boundaries of Self-Invention in Shimon Ballas’s Be-Guf Rishon

This article considers Shimon Ballas’ 2009 autobiography Be-Guf Rishon in light of theories of selfhood in diaspora and border-crossings. It argues that the text’s hybrid stance and multiple ruptures are articulated through a language of beginnings, and as such, this analysis engages theories of beginnings and origins in narrative.