This book brings together personal stories and theoretical concepts in the exploration of how second generation female migrants (SGFMs) in Norway negotiate their identities and give new form and content to their own notions of peace and belonging beyond a double life. By applying postmodern and feminist scholarship, the author challenges static ideas of cultural identity in discourses about the national and the family contexts. Mahmoud takes the reader on a journey through the transformations of conflicts on sexuality, identity and belonging by the SGFMs themselves. This is an important book for feminist and migration researchers and those concerned with minority issues.
Noor Mahmoud is a member of the board of directors of Minority Politics Think Tank (Minotenk) She contributes to the public debate on migration in Norwegian media with journalistic articles and as blogger.