Immigration, Identité, et Interculturalité Dans"Les Désorientés" et "Les Identités Meurtrières" D'Amin Maalouf
Keywords:immigration, ID, acculturation, merger, Hybridization
This study deals with the problem of migration, identity and acculturation. The immigrant - the Arab in particular, since the study is limited to the novel "The Drifters" and the book "Killer Identities" by Amin Maalouf, the Lebanese writer residing in France - carries a cultural heritage different from the cultural reality of the host or receiving country. Introverting and closing in on the original identity leads the immigrant to the abyss of marginalization and isolation, and even to loss. A closed identity finds no place in an environment built on diversity and openness. We must believe in and adopt a complex and open identity that respects the other and integrates into his constructive culture without renouncing the mother country and its culture. Whoever integrates into another culture disguising his culture becomes a human being who is rooted and without history. The solution to the problem lies in the process of acculturation through the immigrant's respect for the culture of the host country and adding something to it, and through society's respect for the immigrant's culture and integrating it into it. Here, language plays a key role in building bridges of understanding between the immigrant and the immigrant community.
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