Chapter

Repatriation

Engseng Ho

in The Graves of Tarim

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780520244535
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520938694 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520244535.003.0010
Repatriation

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This chapter explores the difficulties of return to Tarim from the perspective of individual relevant to the Hadrami diaspora, focusing on the experience of the muwallads or Creoles who were born abroad. It describes the challenges faced by the muwallads in their return, including passport problems. It discusses the personal narratives of the muwallads where they recorded that the tradition of repatriation from diaspora is experienced as displacement instead of homecoming.

Keywords: repatriation; Tarim; Hadrami diaspora; mullawads; passport problems; homecoming

Chapter.  9207 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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