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date: 18 November 2019

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This chapter examines novels of migration written in Swedish by authors with roots in Arab countries. Focusing on three autobiographical novels, the chapter shows that migration literature in Sweden is a reflection of sociopolitical realities of exclusion and discrimination. The three novels create a fictional reality informed by autobiographical experiences, represent the life of immigrants in Sweden, are told through the eyes of teenage characters, and may be considered coming-of-age narratives about the ontological experience of identity formation through a constant negotiation of personal experiences and stereotypes.

Keywords: migration, autobiographical novel, migration literature, Sweden, discrimination, immigrants, identity formation

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