By Rehana Ahmed,Peter Morey,Amina Yaqin
Fiction through writers of Muslim historical past varieties essentially the most diversified, vivid and high-profile corpora of labor being produced this day - from the trail-blazing writing of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi, which challenged political and racial orthodoxies within the Nineteen Eighties, to that of a brand new iteration together with Mohsin Hamid, Nadeem Aslam and Kamila Shamsie. This assortment displays the diversity of these fictions. specialists in English, South Asian, and postcolonial literatures tackle the character of Muslim id: its reaction to political realignments because the Eighties, its tensions among spiritual and secular versions of citizenship, and its manifestation of those tensions as clash among generations. In contemplating the perceptions of Muslims, members additionally discover the jobs of immigration, category, gender, and nationwide identification, in addition to the influence of 9/11.
This quantity contains essays on modern fiction by means of writers of Muslim starting place and non-Muslims writing approximately Muslims. It goals to push past the recurring populist 'framing' of Muslims as strangers or interlopers whose methods and ideology are at odds with these of modernity, exposing the hide-bound, conservative assumptions that underpin such views. whereas returning to issues which are of specific value to diasporic Muslim cultures, corresponding to secularism, modernity, multiculturalism and citizenship, the essays demonstrate that 'Muslim writing' grapples with a similar massive questions as serve to workout all writers and intellectuals this present day: How does one reconcile the impulses of the person with the necessities of neighborhood? How can one 'belong' within the sleek global? what's the position of paintings in making feel of chaotic modern experience?
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Culture, Diaspora, and Modernity in Muslim Writing (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures) by Rehana Ahmed,Peter Morey,Amina Yaqin