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Fluide Identitäten

Heimgartner, Stephanie

Kulturwissenschaftliche Zeitschrift, Bd. 2020 (2020), Iss. 1: S. 111–118

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Heimgartner, Stephanie


However, the process of locating individual identity becomes ever more difficult as personal or family histories of migration become more complex. The article discusses concepts of “identity liquidification”, experiences of bodilessness and strategies of name changing using examples from the work of Léonora Miano, NoViolet Bulawayo and Fatou Diome. It shows that, ultimately, spatial concepts of home have no chance of persisting and appear necessarily precarious. It follows that different concepts of identity need to take their place.