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Islam in the eastern African novel 1 edition

Islam in the eastern African novel
Emad Mirmotahari

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Islam in the eastern African novel
1st ed.
Emad Mirmotahari

Published 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

"Islam in the Eastern African Novel engages the novels of three important eastern African novelists--Nuruddin Farah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and M. G. Vassanji--by centering Islam as an interpretive lens and critical framework. Mirmotahari argues that recognizing the centrality of Islam in the fictional works of these three novelists has important consequences for the theoretical and conceptual conversations that characterize the study of African literature. The overdue and sustained attention to Islam in these works complicates the narrative of coloniality, the nature of the nation and the nation-state, the experience of diaspora and exile, the meaning of indigenaity, and even the form and history of the novel itself"--

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-198) and index.

Series
Literatures and cultures of the Islamic World

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
823/.9140938297
Library of Congress
PR9340.5 .M57 2011

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiii, 208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25566884M
Internet Archive
islameasternafri00mirm
ISBN 10
0230108431
ISBN 13
9780230108431
LC Control Number
2010045305
OCLC/WorldCat
670481120

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