Le retour dans l'œuvre romanesque d'Hédi Bouraoui
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Generally, the return refers to displacement of identity, inspires homesickness, evokes nostalgia or melancholy and represents the difficulties that reintegration in the country of origin triggers. Taken in the context of Hdi Bouraoui's transcultural odyssey, the return is conceived as an endless movement, a constant quest for oneself, a reflection on memory and a dialogic meeting with the other. It is a phenomenological experience imbued with the desire to get rid of any monopolistic fixity in order to portray a "nomadic" philosophy that deconstructs the notion of the national or identity-based referent. The return expresses a transcultural identity based on difference and thirst for the plural. Through it, we refuse the clichs of exile and alienation, we embark intentionally and voluntarily on an initiatory quest within ourselves, through our relations with the others and the world that surrounds us, and we reach the peace that lies in the discovery of the otherness within.