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Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels

Authors: Chambers, Claire

  • Charts the development of an important body of fiction by Muslim-identified authors since 1988
  • Builds on studies of the five senses and ‘sensuous geographies’ of postcolonial Britain
  • Represents the sequel to Britain Through Muslim Eyes (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)
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About this book

This book is the sequel to Britain Through Muslim Eyes and examines contemporary novelistic representations of and by Muslims in Britain. It builds on studies of the five senses and ‘sensuous geographies’ of postcolonial Britain, and charts the development since 1988 of a fascinating and important body of fiction by Muslim-identified authors. It is a selective literary history, exploring case-study novelistic representations of and by Muslims in Britain to allow in-depth critical analysis through the lens of sensory criticism. It argues that, for authors of Muslim heritage in Britain, writing the senses is often a double-edged act of protest. Some of the key authors excoriate a suppression or cover-up of non-heteronormativity and women’s rights that sometimes occurs in Muslim communities. Yet their protest is especially directed at secular culture’s ocularcentrism and at successive British governments’ efforts to surveil, control, and suppress Muslim bodies.

About the authors

Claire Chambers is Senior Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, UK, where she teaches modern Anglophone writing from South Asia, the Arab world, and their diasporas. Her previous books are British Muslim Fictions, Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora, Britain Through Muslim Eyes, and Rivers of Ink.

Buy this book

Hardcover $59.99
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: June 21, 2019
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52088-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Making Sense of Contemporary British Muslim Novels
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52088-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVIII, 302
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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