While such approaches have been necessary for problematizing hegemonic mobilizations of “house”, there is additionally a hazard in studying motion as constitutive of the (publish)fashionable world. In explicit, such frameworks often overlook the experiences of those who are forcibly displaced. Critical funding in tropes of migrancy could unwittingly recycle imperialist assumptions by producing imagined areas of alterity that serve to liberate the centred, “at residence” subject at the expense of historicized experiences of homelessness. Abdulrazak Gurnahs 2001 novel By the Sea represents one such historicized experience, that of its protagonist, asylum seeker Saleh Omar. This article argues that, via its narrative investment in houses and family objects and within the importance of narrative for creating a way of house for its migrant protagonist, Gurnahs novel poses a problem to an aesthetic valorization of displacement.
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