日本中東学会年報
Online ISSN : 2433-1872
Print ISSN : 0913-7858
未来の「パレスチナ」
在米ディアスポラ詩人スヘイル・ハンマードにおける ‘home’と‘people’
佐藤 愛
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2018 年 34 巻 2 号 p. 71-97

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Despite her birth in Jordan and upbringing in the US, Palestinian poet Suheir Hammad sees ‘Palestine’ as ‘home.’ In her poem ‘broken and beirut,’ this ‘home’ is imagined not as an existing geographical or political entity, but as a place of complete belonging which is to be brought into existence in the future realm. In another poem titled ‘On Refuge and Language,’ Hammad tackles the quest for ‘home,’ this time by focusing on ‘people’ in the world today. Being a poet who has continuously written about the commonalities between the experiences of being Palestinian in the present world and being ‘black’ in the US, Hammad states that the victims of Hurricane Katrina are ‘refugees,’ just like the Palestinians. She describes such ‘refugees’ as ‘my people’ and that ‘we’re finding our folk’ beyond existing racial/national boundaries, thereby encouraging cross-racial/-national solidarity of the ‘homeless’ in the face of an unjust social structure. Hence, ‘home’ in the poetry of Hammad can be described as someplace to be realized through transgressive solidarity of oppressed ‘people,’ and ‘Palestine’ emerges as an imaginary hub for forming this solidarity. Such an image is solidly based upon Hammad’s transgressive identity as both ‘Palestinian’ and ‘black.’

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