Abstract

Abstract:

Although the colonial experience and the socio-economic and political conditions in twenty-first century Scotland and Egypt are different, there is a shared concern with a radical political-cultural change in the two countries. For example, while Scotland achieved devolution in 1997, and held a referendum for independence in 2014, Egypt witnessed successive waves of revolutions (2010–2014) to end autocratic political and religious regimes. This paper focuses on the concepts of the self and the other as political–colonial constructs in the Scottish novelist Karen Campbell's Shadowplay (2010) and the Egyptian novelist Ahmed Mourad's The Blue Elephant (2012). It argues that the selected novels articulate a particular awareness of the political–national conflicts in contemporary Scotland and Egypt, with the aim both to celebrate individual freedom and to figure out new notions of identity and authority.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2050-6678
Print ISSN
1756-5634
Pages
pp. 165-186
Launched on MUSE
2019-05-08
Open Access
No
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