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Writing British Muslims: Religion, class and multiculturalism

Ahmed Rehana

Abstract

The Rushdie affair, 9/11 and 7/7 pushed British Muslims to the forefront of increasingly fraught debate about multiculturalism. Stereotyping images of the submissive veiled woman, the bearded fanatic and the ‘self-segregating’ ghetto have proliferated, reducing a heterogeneous minority group to a series of media soundbites. This book examines contemporary literary representations of Muslims to explore the contribution they make to urgent questions about multicultural politics and the place of Muslims within Britain. Through close analysis of fiction by British writers of South Asian Muslim des ... More

Keywords: British Muslims, multiculturalism, contemporary literature, class, religion, secularism, liberalism, historicisation, freedom of expression, space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780719087400
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719087400.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ahmed Rehana, author
Queen Mary, University of London