n Journal of Somali Studies - Hybridity and fixity : modes of resistance in Safi Abdi’s Offspring of Paradise and A Mighty Collision of Two Worlds

Volume 6 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2056-5674
  • E-ISSN: 2056-5682



Immigrants who arrive in foreign countries choose various ethnic identities to coexist with and/or resist domination by the host majority. Social scientists distinguish ethnic identity from ethnicity; they postulate that the former can change according to the immigrant’s environment and the choices he or she makes, while the latter is fixed, given its inherent determinants.

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