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The postcolonial crescent : Islam's impact on contemporary literature
Posted on 28 May 2013

  • The postcolonial crescent : Islam's impact on contemporary literature - edited by John C. Hawley.
    Material Type: Book
    Language: English
    OUM Control No: 000020831
    Call No: PN605 I8Pos
    LC Call No: PN605.I8 P67 1998
    Related Author: Hawley, John C.
    Publication Details: New York : Peter Lang, c1998.
    Description: 291 p. ; 23 cm.
    Item Type: Printed
    Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
    ISBN No:
    • 0820437948 (alk. paper)

      Summary: When the Ayatollah Khomeini pronounced the fatwa against the novelist Salman Rushdie in 1989, the world awoke to the question which unifies the fifteen essays in this volume: What is the contentious relationship between the world's fastest growing religion and an increasingly secular literary world? Recognizing the convergence between Islam's religious concerns and the political agenda it shares with many postcolonial emerging nations, noted international scholars address issues of authorization, the role of gender, and the pluralism among Islamic (and non-Arabic) cultures. After providing a historical context for current crises, the essayists discuss the coming cultural enrichment and potential threat.

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