AbstractThe question of identity and sense of displacement is always fundamental for culturally displaced people. The
objective of the Diaspora writings is to explore the construction of new identities in new cultural places and the
painful experiences of migration. The present study aims to explore the issue of identity and racism in selected
fictional works, Season of the Rainbirds (1993) and Maps for Lost Lovers (2004) by Aslam. For this purpose,
Bhabha's 'The Location of Culture' (1993) and Fanon's 'Black Skin, White Mask's (1952) are used as theoretical
frameworks to scrutinize the selected novels. The research is descriptive qualitative, and placed within the
interpretive paradigm. The data for the present study is in the form of textual paragraphs, which is taken from
the selected novels and is collected through the purposive sampling technique. Findings of the study revealed that
hybrid identities of minorities and immigrants are resulting because they are marginalized by the majority class
and are subjected to racist and stereotypical attitudes, which help in hybridization.
1-Sameen Nisar Scholar, Department of English, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. 2-Mamona Yasmin Khan Assistant Professor, Department of English, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Aqsa Choudhry Research Scholar, Department of English, The Women University Multan, Punjab, Pakistan.
KeywordsAmbiguous, Identity, Immigrants, Marginalization, Minorities, Racism, Stereotypical Attitude
Volume & IssueVI - II