Discontents of Globalization and Post Traumatic Stress in Hamid’s Exit West

  • Dr. Zahoor Hussain Lecturer, Department of English, Bahaudin Zakariya University, Layya Campus, Pakistan
  • Dr. Muhammad Ahsan Lecturer, Department of English, Ghazi University Dera Ghazi Khan, Pakistan
  • Uzma Akram MPhil Scholar, ISP, Multan, Pakistan
Keywords: Globalization, Post-traumatic stress, Acculturation, Migration


The core objective of the work was to investigate and reconnoiter globalization and its heinous impacts on modern society. Xenophobia and hostility towards migrants are some of the greatest issues faced by the migrant people in this globalized world. As a result, they have suffered from psychological trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, which may follow a variety of traumatic events. The researcher tried to analyze the discontents of globalization and post-traumatic stress concerning the fictional world created by Mohsin Hamid in his novel Exit West (2017). This study was based on qualitative research, interpretation of the novel in the light of globalization and its impacts in the present scenario. For thematic analysis, the model of acculturation proposed by Berry (2006) had been adopted. The researcher mainly focused on the characters and the impact of migration on these characters in the context of globalization and psychological trauma.

How to Cite
Dr. Zahoor Hussain, Dr. Muhammad Ahsan, & Uzma Akram. (2020). Discontents of Globalization and Post Traumatic Stress in Hamid’s Exit West. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review (RJSSER), 1(4), 329-336. https://doi.org/10.36902/rjsser-vol1-iss4-2020(329-336)