The Tragedy of Cultural Hybrids: On John in Youth and Mustafa/the Narrator in Season of Migration to the North

Yan YU


The principal concern in this essay is with the problem of Homi K. Bhabha’s romanticized notion of cultural hybridity. To be more specific, the major concern is to demonstrate the tragedy of cultural hybrids as a response to Bhabha’s hybridity in J. M. Coetzee’s Youth and Tayeb Salih’s Season of Migration to the North. Both set in a postcolonial context, Youth and Season address the issue of cultural hybrid(ity) through exploring postcolonial intellectual’s struggle to find their way in the world.



Hybridity; Cultural hybrids; Tragedy

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