Chimamanda Adichie’s: Imitation and Iqbal Al-Qazwini’s Zubaida’s Window - Study of Hybrid Analogy

  • Intisar R. Khaleel Tikrit University


Homi K. Bhabha’s postcolonial concept of hybridity supports the hybrid individual with power and agency, it is an optimistic experience the individual has in the postcolonial literature. However, Bhabha’s theory seems to ignore the anxieties, pressure and the traumatic daily obstacles that come along with it, and the postcolonial authors may neglect the complications for the advantages of hybridity. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Iqbal Al_Qazwini, investigate the failure of hybridity as a theory that cannot apply on all the hybrid individuals in the diasporic exile. The two writers explore the effects of hybridity on the hybrid females.They tackle the missing matter of the hybridity upon the women whose suffering does not stop through identity crises, clash cultures and anxieties of the falsehood. Those women live difficult practical obstacles and existential struggle against the foreign culture. Both of them provide different view of the nation opposing Bhabha’s view. They do not celebrate a view of harmonious life outside their homeland; they show us how women  have imprisoned by their home memories. Adichie and Qazwini argue for re-examining hybridity theory because the female characters in their texts live different experience of hybridity from those empowered hybrids.
         This paper discusses the questions of, will the hybrid females comfort and benefit Bhabha’s hybrid identity? Will the privileges of migration derive them to accept the new culture? How do the past and memory influence the present ? And what is the solution those hybrid women will adopt to cure their anxious situations.

Apr 17, 2019
How to Cite
KHALEEL, Intisar R.. Chimamanda Adichie’s: Imitation and Iqbal Al-Qazwini’s Zubaida’s Window - Study of Hybrid Analogy. Journal of Al-Frahedis Arts | مجلة آداب الفراهيدي, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 27, p. 388-399, apr. 2019. ISSN 2663-8118. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 29 jan. 2022. doi: