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„Türke von Geburt“ und „Staatsbürger der Bundesrepublik“


Überlegungen zum irregulären Lebenslauf von Jakob Arjounis Privatermittler Kemal Kayankaya

Sandro M. Moraldo    Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna, Italia    


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With his first crime novel Happy birthday, Turk! (1985) Jakob Arjouni established a private investigator with a migration background, but whose lifestyle does not differ from that of the indigenous population. The aim of my contribution is to use statements by Jakob Arjouni himself, as well as a collage of the biographical data on Kemal Kayankaya scattered throughout the five crime novels, to show that while the serial hero has developed a bicultural self-confidence, often stylized as a metaphor of his cultural hybridity, more importantly he takes a post-integrative perspective, resulting from his gradual assimilation into German culture and society which began in his childhood and was completed in the course of his adolescence.

Keywords: Jakob Arjouni. Kemal Kayankaya. German Crime Novel. Hybrid Identity. Migrant Literature. Third Space. Third Person.

Language: de

Submitted: June 10, 2020
Accepted: July 29, 2020
Published: Dec. 22, 2020

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/AnnOc/2499-1562/2020/54/004

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