Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 March 2017

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9781526116772

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Writing British Muslims

Religion, class and multiculturalism

First Edition

Rehana Ahmed

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Examines contemporary literary representations of Muslims by British writers of South Asian Muslim descent, including Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Monica Ali and Nadeem Aslam
  • Offers new insights into debates about multiculturalism in Britain by exploring the limits of liberalism and challenging the usual dichotomy of secular freedom versus religious oppression
  • Provides new readings of a range of contemporary literary texts through a materialist approach, that centres on class and faith
  • Intervenes in debates about the politics of freedom of speech and Muslim offence through a materialist reading of both controversies and controversial texts

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