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British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

by Claire Chambers

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0230308783, Paperback)

What does it mean to be a writer of Muslim heritage in the UK today? Is there such a thing as "Muslim fiction"?
 
In a collection of revealing new interviews, Claire Chambers talks to writers including Tariq Ali, Ahdaf Soueif, Hanif Kureishi, and Abdulrazak Gurnah to discuss the impact that their Muslim heritage has had on their writing, and to argue that this body of writing is some of the most important and politically engaged fiction of recent years. From literary techniques and influences to the political and cultural debates that matter to Muslims in Britain and beyond -- such as the hijab, the war on terror and the Rushdie affair -- these thirteen interviews challenge the idea of a monolithic voice for Islam in Britain. Instead, together they paint a picture of the diversity of voices creating "British Muslim fictions" which ultimately enriches the cultural, social and political landscape of contemporary Britain.

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Through interviews with leading writers (including Ahdaf Soueif and Hanif Kureishi), this bookanalyzes the writing and opinions of novelists of Muslim heritage based in the UK. Discussion centres on writers' work, literary techniques, and influences, and on their views of such issues as the hijab, the war on terror and the Rushdie Affair.… (more)

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