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Autobiography is the desire for self-representation or self-exploration, to revisit the past, coming to terms with trauma, and articulating what has not been expressed. As a semi-autobiographical fiction In the Country of Men depicts the socio-political scenario of Libya by the misuse of power by the dictatorship, which employs an innocent child as the observer of the Libyan atrocities.By focusing on the inner psyche of young Suleiman, the paper attempts to examine how the novel amalgamates history and self of the writer to bring out the collective trauma of Libya.

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Dr. Harsha Viswanath. (2019). Amalgam of History and Self in Hisham Matar’s In the Country of Men. History Research Journal, 5(6), 396-402. Retrieved from