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Diaspora Tourism in Lebanon: A Strategy to Maintain Tourism Efficiency during Crises (Published)

Tourism constitutes a major activity in the Lebanese economic system. Being by its nature a fragile sector, tourism is severely affected each time Lebanon is facing a crisis. The last one was a multidimensional crisis that derived from the geopolitical turnarounds in the Middle East region, particularly the war in Syria. Yet, tourist arrivals to Lebanon have not dip as expected, on the contrary they are increasing steadily. This is due to the surge of diaspora tourism where reconnection with ancestral homelands and solidarity with their nationals prevails over other considerations. This article studies the rise of diaspora tourism in Lebanon during the period 2014 – 2017. It relies on the survey method to set a profile for Lebanese diaspora tourists and highlight the importance of resorting to diaspora tourism during crisis.

Keywords: Diaspora Tourism, Homeland., Lebanon, crises, descendants

Twoness in Philippe Wamba’s Kinship: A Family Journey in Africa and America (Published)

Philippe Wamba was an outstanding and very well-known author of African-American literature. He was widely recognized writer for his fusion of African and African-American culture. In his first novel Kinship, he describes his personal experiences as an African American man. He was born in California and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As he was growing up in a global world, he was always trying to unite the two different cultures and two identities. This novel sheds light on the issues of African American literature with the combination of historical evaluation, personal accounts, and political criticism. This memoir discusses the issues related to personal and global identities as individuals and nations. This personal memoir was not his only of him, but it is representative of all African Americans and the Africans. He draws the very broad historical references to people and events that were very important resource on this present issue

Keywords: African-American literature, Homeland., Philippe Wamba, Twoness

TWONESS IN PHILIPPE WAMBA’S KINSHIP: A FAMILY JOURNEY IN AFRICA AND AMERICA (Published)

Philippe Wamba was an outstanding and very well-known author of African-American literature. He was widely recognized writer for his fusion of African and African-American culture. In his first novel Kinship, he describes his personal experiences as an African American man. He was born in California and raised in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As he was growing up in a global world, he was always trying to unite the two different cultures and two identities. This novel sheds light on the issues of African American literature with the combination of historical evaluation, personal accounts, and political criticism. This memoir discusses the issues related to personal and global identities as individuals and nations. This personal memoir was not his only of him, but it is representative of all African Americans and the Africans. He draws the very broad historical references to people and events that were very important resource on this present issue.

Keywords: African-American literature, Homeland., Philippe Wamba, Twoness