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Britain Through Muslim Eyes

Literary Representations, 1780-1988

Authors: Chambers, Claire

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What did Britain look like to the Muslims who visited and lived in the country in increasing numbers from the late eighteenth century onwards? This book is a literary history of representations of Muslims in Britain from the late eighteenth century to the eve of Salman Rushdie's publication of The Satanic Verses (1988).

About the authors

Claire Chambers is a Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, where she teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing in English from South Asia, the Arab world, and their diasporas. Her previous books are British Muslim Fictions (2011) and the co-edited collection Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora (2014).

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“Chambers combines literary history with biographical and critical analysis. … Chambers deals with a fascinating variety of texts covering over two centuries. … Chambers writes in an engaging jargon-free style that should appeal to both academic and non-academic readers … .” (Wasafiri, Vol. 32 (1), March, 2017)

“Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations 1780-1988, explores a fascinating selection of memoirs, travelogues, short stories and novels by writers of Muslim heritage. … Throughout, Chambers provides historical and biographical information to give further context to the writings she discusses. … Chambers has added a new and important dimension to literary studies on Muslim writing.” (Newsline, April, 2016)


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Chambers, Claire

    Pages 1-18

  • Orientalism in Reverse: Early Muslim Travel Accounts of Britain

    Chambers, Claire

    Pages 21-49

  • ‘Truly a person progresses by travelling and interacting with different peoples’: Travelogues and Life Writing of the Twentieth Century

    Chambers, Claire

    Pages 50-92

  • ‘I haf been to Cambridge!’: Muslim Fictional Representations of Britain, 1855–1944

    Chambers, Claire

    Pages 95-142

  • ‘England-Returned’: British Muslim Fiction of the 1950s and 1960s

    Chambers, Claire

    Pages 143-188

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Hardcover $109.99
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Softcover $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-55504-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Britain Through Muslim Eyes
Book Subtitle
Literary Representations, 1780-1988
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31531-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137315311
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-25259-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-55504-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 267
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