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The Graves of TarimGenealogy and Mobility across the Indian Ocean$
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Engseng Ho

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780520244535

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520244535.001.0001

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(p.223) Chapter 8 Repatriation
The Graves of Tarim

Engseng Ho

University of California Press

This chapter explores the difficulties of return to Tarim from the perspective of individual relevant to the Hadrami diaspora, focusing on the experience of the muwallads or Creoles who were born abroad. It describes the challenges faced by the muwallads in their return, including passport problems. It discusses the personal narratives of the muwallads where they recorded that the tradition of repatriation from diaspora is experienced as displacement instead of homecoming.

Keywords:   repatriation, Tarim, Hadrami diaspora, mullawads, passport problems, homecoming

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