By Amin Malak
Examines novels and brief tales by means of Muslim authors who write in English.
This is the 1st ebook to discover the works of Muslim authors who write in English but take their notion from Islam. via shut readings of novels and brief tales through Salman Rushdie, Ahmed Ali, Attia Hosain, Nuruddin Farah, and others, Amin Malak finds their aesthetic and discursive benefits in addition to their idiomatic and metaphorical enrichment of the English language. He explores the numerous implications of writing approximately one tradition (and language) from inside one other, together with the ambivalent attitudes lots of those writers have towards English, a language linked to a colonial earlier but followed as a medium of inventive expression and a severe software for demystifying and dealienating Muslims and their tradition. Malak’s research exhibits how Islam, as a severe id signifier within the modern global, informs those texts’ discursive foundations and hence turns into the most important for figuring out Islam.
“Malak makes a tremendous and well timed contribution in enriching figuring out of the cultural context opposed to which Muslim identities are produced in English-language literary works. most significantly … [he] demanding situations orientalist representations of Muslims that experience come to move extensively within the West.” — Studies within the Novel
“Malak engages the reader in a dialogue that seeks to unveil the range of idea found in the Muslim experience.” — Middle East Journal
"Rather than fruitlessly opposing 'authentic' feeling to mere conference, Malak argues that we might do greater to recognize how tricky it truly is to split them: plurality of voices is the hallmark of his research. this is often certainly necessary to these folks who're nonetheless attempting to exhibit that our tale is worthy telling. This publication may well certainly turn out a revealing cultural phenomenon." — Mustapha Marrouchi, writer of Edward acknowledged on the Limits