Muslim Narratives and the Discourse of English
SUNY Press, 16 Des 2004 - 181 halaman
This is the first book to explore the works of Muslim authors who write in English yet take their inspiration from Islam. Through close readings of novels and short stories by Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Ali, Attia Hosain, Nuruddin Farah, and others, Amin Malak reveals their aesthetic and discursive merits as well as their idiomatic and metaphorical enrichment of the English language. He explores the many implications of writing about one culture (and language) from within another, including the ambivalent attitudes many of these writers have toward English, a language associated with a colonial past yet adopted as a medium of artistic expression and a critical tool for demystifying and dealienating Muslims and their culture. Malak s analysis shows how Islam, as a critical identity signifier in the contemporary world, informs these texts discursive foundations and thus becomes crucial for understanding Islam.
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Adib Khan Africa Ahdaf Soueif Ahmed Ali's Aisha alien Amal Amal's Anna Anna's Arab articulated Asya Attia Hosain Azhari's becomes British characters civilization claim colonial complex context culture Deeriye Delhi depiction diary discourse diverse dominant dreams Egypt Egyptian engaging ethnic ethos European evokes faith Farah's feminism feminist fiction foregrounds gender Gunny Sack Gurnah's harem heroine Hossain hudud hybridity idiom immigrants Indian intellectual Iqbal's Islam Jussawalla language literary literature Mahfouz Mahound Mernissi Midnight's Children Moreover Muhammad Muslim narratives Muslim women Muslim writers narratives in English narrator narrator's neocolonial novel novelist Nuruddin Farah Ocean of Night Pakistan paradise perspective political postcolonial privileged Prophet purdah Qur'an reader reference religion religious Rokeya roots Rushdie Rushdie's Salman Salman Rushdie Salman the Persian Satanic Verses sexual Significantly signifies social statement story symbolic term tion tive tradition Twilight in Delhi Uncle Aziz Vassanji voice Western woman Yusuf
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