Abstract: This article stipulates that the diasporic narratives of Serhedî Kurds who lived as asylum seekers, rejected asylum seekers and political refugees in the French Provence during second half of 1990s and the first half of 2000s are constituted in the first place around a common sense of victimhood, rooted in the general social and political conditions that prevail in the Kurdish homeland. In this respect, the discourse of victim diaspora reveals significant references to the notion of oppression and trauma that Serhedî Kurds experienced in the Kurdish region of Turkey. Moreover, the migration trajectory of Serhedî Kurds that displays a notable dispersion throughout Turkey and a number of European countries constitutes likewise a significant feature of the diasporic narratives among this population. Correspondingly, the social positions that Serhedî Kurds occupy in the French society which more often than not give utterance to a perceptible experience of social exclusion and discrimination appears as a further component in their diasporic narratives.
Keywords: diasporic narratives, Serhedi Kurds, memory of homeland, social exclusion, refugee-hood.