Literature with A White Helmet explores issues of refugee writers, contemporary works of fiction and nonfiction on the refugee’s body and experience, the biopolitics of refugees, and disputes over the ethicality of representing refugees by writers and human rights activists. The book relies on a broad selection of texts by authors who, in one way or another, have experienced displacement, witnessed it, imagined it, or co-written about it.
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is a Refugee?
Chapter 1. Does the Theory Hold? Re-examining Mobility Studies and the Status of the Postmodern Refugee
Chapter 2. Nomadic Writers: The Refugee as Writer, Texts as Refugees Samar Yazbek, Sa'dallah Wannous, Nihad Sirees, Khalid Khalifa, and Mustafa Khalifa (A Case Study)
Chapter 3. Clandestine Bodies in Transit: Refugee’s Pipe Dreams
Chapter 4. Muted Bodies, Obstructed Routes: Ghassan Kanafani, Hassan Blasim, Pietro Bartolo
Chapter 5. Can the Refugee Speak? : Voices by Proxy: Storytelling and Surrogate Agencies