International Journal For Multidisciplinary Research

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Cactus Diaspora: Navigating Identity and Belonging in New Lands

Author(s) Jaydip P. Patel, Shane Desai
Country India
Abstract Looking at the wide array of the discourse of literature, the newly emerged trend in the area of diaspora literature is the notion of ‘cactus diaspora’. The metaphor of cactus diaspora encapsulates the multifaceted experiences of immigrant and diasporic communities as they navigate the complexities of identity and belonging in new lands. Drawing on the resilience, adaptability, and diversity symbolized by cacti in harsh environments, this article explores the significance of the metaphor in understanding the journeys of individuals and communities across borders. Through an exploration of resilience in the face of challenges, the preservation of cultural identity amidst assimilation, and the balance between rootedness and mobility, we uncover the rich tapestry of experiences that define the cactus diaspora. Real-life examples and case studies illustrate the transformative power of migration and the contributions of diasporic communities to the cultural landscape of host countries. Ultimately, this article reflects on the profound implications of the cactus diaspora metaphor for shaping our understanding of migration, identity, and cultural diversity in an interconnected world.
Keywords Cactus Diaspora, immigration, immigrants, diasporic, identity, resilience, adaptability, diversity, migration
Field Arts
Published In Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024
Published On 2024-05-13
Cite This Cactus Diaspora: Navigating Identity and Belonging in New Lands - Jaydip P. Patel, Shane Desai - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 3, May-June 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i03.19924
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