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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 298–318.
Published: 01 November 2008
... ed. New York: Oxford UP, 1999 . Leila Aboulela and the ideology of Muslim immigrant Fiction WAIL S. HASSAN The first of one hundred essays in the anthology, Being Scottish: Personal Reflections on Scottish Identity Today, bears the title, "Barbie...
Novel (2021) 54 (1): 140–143.
Published: 01 May 2021
... of Morey's claims—that Islamophobia reveals more about the West than it does about Islam and Muslims and that this is visible in novels, that novels can be caught in the contradictions of liberal humanism even as they critique Islamophobia, that novelistic polyphony can reveal the ambivalences...
Novel (2011) 44 (2): 186–207.
Published: 01 August 2011
... a larger narrative of Muslim decline from dominance to marginality within the subcontinent and anchors it around three 5 at the time of its publication, prominent members of AIPWA “condemned [Twilight] as a reac- tionary thing” (Coppola, “Interview” 15). However, Ali had already grown...
Novel (2021) 54 (3): 467–469.
Published: 01 November 2021
... terms, their recurrence throughout stops the nonspecialist as do the dense prose and jargon. Read, for example, this statement: “Djebar's uncoupling of Muslim ethics from the Arabic language as the privileged site for Qur'anic discourse suggests a polyphonic modality of critical Muslim subjectivity...
Novel (2022) 55 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2022
... and praised its repressive leader, Viktor Orban, as a model for the United States. In stark contrast, protest movements critical of the nation-state, whether for Black lives in Minneapolis or for Muslim lives in New Delhi, insistently declare their localized presence even as they are decried as enemies...
Novel (2014) 47 (1): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 2014
... symbol of the continuity between Nazism and Islamism and of the resemblance between totalitarianism in twentieth-century Europe and contemporary North Africa. Tri- angulating the memory of the Holocaust, the grisly Algerian Civil War of the 1990s, and the fate of Muslims in present-day Europe...
Novel (2012) 45 (2): 301–326.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... 2 “Turkishness” is an indeterminate site of national identification. In its historical construction, it emerged when a late Ottoman Muslim community was reimagined as ethnically determined through World War I and the Turkish War of Independence. The slippage between religion...
Novel (2010) 43 (1): 78–82.
Published: 01 May 2010
... necessary. Rushdie’s narrator is not simply look- ing forward or looking away, he is looking specifically at a hill that has two names, one Hindu and one Muslim. Looking away from an emotionally powerful scene, suggesting that we will be able to take our emotional and moral bearings from...
Novel (2018) 51 (3): 375–398.
Published: 01 November 2018
... in Trump's America. In February 2017, sixty-five international writers and artists along with PEN America expressed a strong critique of closing borders in an open letter to the administration, urging a repeal of the entry ban applied to seven majority-Muslim countries since it would inhibit “freedom...
Novel (2014) 47 (1): 90–107.
Published: 01 May 2014
... collections of the Prophet’s sayings of the same name. Prepared by early Muslim scholars and exegetes, these collections involved the explanation of hadith reports attributed to the Prophet as the com- mentator and teacher of the Qur’an. Borrowing the structure of these classical hadith books and dividing...
Novel (2016) 49 (3): 531–533.
Published: 01 November 2016
... public culture in which satire took a backseat to cultural betrayal. In the shadow of what became known as the “Satanic Verses Affair,” it was Rushdie, and not his psychotic immigrant characters, who lived on as the deracinated “anti-Muslim South Asian” inhabitant of a world in imminent crisis under...
Novel (2007) 40 (3): 309–311.
Published: 01 November 2007
... Patient (events that are omitted from the film version) concerning Western imperialism, Sikh nationalism, and the claims of both the larger Hindu India and the larger Muslim Pakistan, and by pointing out the systematic marginalization or erasure of non-Western history from the media, Torgovnick...
Novel (2014) 47 (1): 149–166.
Published: 01 May 2014
... interpretive prism. For example, her study of the Danish cartoon controversy spawned by Muslim reactions to satirical depic- tions of Muhammed culminates with a critique of the rule of law’s ‘‘inability to understand the sense of injury’’ at issue for Muslims due to its investment in a ‘‘semiotic ideology...
Novel (2016) 49 (1): 5–9.
Published: 01 May 2016
... robes, who included former government ministers, members of Parliament, some big property owners, carpenters, herdsmen, professor in my case, and, in terms of religion, Christians, Muslims, and others. There were no women or children; otherwise we represented the entire citizenry in terms of ethnicities...
Novel (2009) 42 (2): 355–359.
Published: 01 August 2009
... deflates the meaning of all such con- frontations. In the Greek wars against Muslim barbarism, for example, Shelley undercuts the moral force of the crusade by pointing out the equal savagery of the Greeks and the Turks. Lord Raymond (the Byron figure) is allowed the triumph of “seizing...
Novel (2011) 44 (1): 159–163.
Published: 01 May 2011
...). In this sense, Barth’s fiction might be used to explain how, in our current moment, every time a television talking head or paranoid Tea Partier tries to define the president— Is he black because he’s socialist or socialist because he’s black? Is he Christian, Muslim, a native son, or a diasporic subject...
Novel (2019) 52 (3): 369–385.
Published: 01 November 2019
... of Parsi women “vied with” the garments of Hindu women and these “put to shame” the veils of the Muslim women (153). As the phrasal verbs suggest, Bombay is a place where hybridity is inseparable from competition, a place where different sociocultural groups mix with but also vie with, compete...
Novel (2009) 42 (3): 524–530.
Published: 01 November 2009
... | FALL 2009 state organization. Khushwant Singh’s 1956 Train to Pakistan follows a similar track when it identifies the only villager capable of thwarting communitarian violence as Juggat, a reformed “son of [a] dacoit” who sacrifices himself to save a trainload of Muslim refugees including his...
Novel (2010) 43 (1): 189–196.
Published: 01 May 2010
... as a novel cuts no ice with its Muslim crit- ics” (Appignanesi and Maitland 26–27). Walsh seems to call for a willfully naive reading of the novel and to upbraid critics who were evidently taking the novel in the very key in which Rushdie himself and his various interlocutors had been discussing...
Novel (2020) 53 (1): 16–36.
Published: 01 May 2020
... or historical logic that underwrites the novel's contemporary and future existence. 13 Johnson lists “Hispanics, Asians, Pacific Islanders, new African immigrants to America, Native Americans, and especially Muslim Americans before September 11” as examples of minorities that might “make a case...