DIASPORA AND TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES IN EXIT WEST BY MOHSIN HAMID
The aim of this paper is to highlight the issue of refugees’ crisis which the Muslim immigrants face in foreign lands. Many people living in Pakistan flee abroad to avail themselves of better opportunities for better future. Foreign lands seem them very attractive and promising but the realities are quite opposite. Especially the Muslim refugees of Pakistan face many more problems in the non-Muslim countries as there is a clash of civilizations, cultures, ideologies and ways of living of the two. Mohsin Hamid’s fourth novel Exit West explores the global issue of migration and its horrible outcomes and gives a transnational solution of magical doors which can take them anywhere in the world. Immigrant Saeed, the protagonist of the novel, flees away with his beloved from his country due to violence in which his mother is killed. The study is qualitative and based on Brah’s Global Social Theory of Diaspora.