Document Type : Original Article
Department of Arabic Language // College of Education // Jarmo University
)In Search of Another City) is one of the famous novels of Kurdish writer and novelist (Muhyiddin Zangana), who tried, through his literary productions, to focus on the Kurdish character who was oppressed during the era of the defunct regime, knowing that the circumstances surrounding the writer were not usual. It’s very difficult for a sincere writer whose aim to communicate his idea to the recipient. This is one of the novels that full of characters without names, so the narrator shows events relying on narration sometimes and dialogue in other places to allow the characters to express themselves and give the reader a space to understand and form the image to be conveyed to the recipient.
This novel differs from the rest of the usual novels in several aspects. As for the chronology of events, it is not arranged chronologically. It starts from the present time and returns to the past, evoking events and people who had a role in the hero's life. As for the characters and events, the novel depends on its events on two contradictory parties, the first part being with the hero of the novel and the second party swinging between his friend and his father at times and his mother at other times and between the man hotel owner and the lady hotel owner as well.
In the novel, a bitter struggle between the human being behind the character of the hero which takes many forms, sometimes being negative, transforming into a positive character at other times. The hero is trying to find a compromise that can confront with society. The novel centers on the person who adheres to his principles in a society dominated by racism and dictatorship. The person remains lost between the normal human being and society's rejection of him in reality, so he tries to shed his skin and flog others in order to be able to carry out his normal life and complete his natural relationships that have become unnatural because of his lack of belonging to that society.