Čefuři v soudobé slovinské literatuře : Fužinski bluz a Čefurji raus!

Title in English Chefurs in Contemporary Slovenian Literature : Fužine Blues and Southern Scum Go Home!


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Mladá slavistika IV
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords chefur; immigrants; Andrej E. Skubic; Goran Vojnović; Fužine blues; Southern Scum Go Home!
Description The coexistence of the majority Slovenian population and the immigrants from the southern states of the former Yugoslavia, who are derogatorily called chefurs (čefurji) in Slovenian, has long been a topic of discussion and, as such, has found its way into literature. The paper compares two major novels that revolve around this theme, Fužine Blues by Andrej Skubic and Southern Scum Go Home! by Goran Vojnović, and the differences and similarities in the way they approach this sensitive topic. In the introduction, the paper discusses theizbrisani, or the “erased”, which is a group of people heavily involved in the tensions between native Slovenians and chefurs. The main section of the paper presents and analyses the stereotypes around the chefurs and the Fužine housing estate in Ljubljana known for its strong presence of the chefur minority. The final part of the paper examines the unique language used in both novels.
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