• Rasha Kotaiche

Starting point and Ideas

Cultural Identity. What is it?


Cultural identity is built up of the following strands:

Religion

Nationality

Ethnicity

Generation

Locality


How do I explore this? Which strand do I enter?

 

Lebanon

  • Faith in Lebanon > Influence of Politics

  • History: Conflict with Israel > Destruction, War, Houla Massacre, Arrest of Citizens: inc. Uncle / Death of Great Grandmother

  • Colonisation by France / Influence of France : From the Ottoman Empire to the Balfour Agreement

  • Archives, Stories, Location: Limitations caused by Colonialism

  • Lebanese Diaspora

  • People of Lebanon


Dad:

- Life before his family: Childhood in Lebanon, Youth in Kuwait, Adulthood in UK / First Marriage/Divorce


Postcolonial Discourse