International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

From Ethiopia to America, the Longing and Attempts to return (home) in the Novel the Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears
Reut Rubin Shalem

In the novels, as in post-colonial literature, the motive of going back home has been prominent and thoroughly examined. Many researchers attribute the term "home" to various dimensions and disciplines. As the world changes through transnational migration, so does the concept of home, its meaning, how it is conceptualized, and the various aspects forming it. Thus, relating to home in the non-traditional fixated way is more suitable nowadays. This paper, will examine the term home as both mobile and grounded simultaneously to understand better the meanings attributed to home. Thus, home as a term includes different aspects, as Blunt and Varley (2004) contended that the main elements of a home lay in its relationship with place, identity, and belonging. Each aspect is crucial for further demonstrating and understanding home as fluid and stable for immigrants.

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