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Writing Against the Grain: Representations of Muslim Women in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret

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Title: Writing Against the Grain: Representations of Muslim Women in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret
Author: Post, Jessie
Advisor: Zadeh, Travis
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Religion
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2009
Honors: Department of Religion Prize Winning Thesis
Abstract: This thesis analyzes Leila Aboulela’s novel Minaret for its construction of female Muslim identity. Aboulela, a Muslim Sudanese immigrant to Britain, portrays a story of migration and conversion to break down the Western image of a stable, essential Muslim woman. She forms part of a larger context of postcolonial, often female, authors who use literature to question or undermine dominant accounts of the world. To understand their work, it is often necessary to examine those dominant accounts and representations as the larger network of meaning in which these authors write.
Subject: Aboulela, Leila, 1964- -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject: Aboulela, Leila, 1964- Minaret
Subject: Muslim women in literature
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3800

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Post, Jessie. "Writing Against the Grain: Representations of Muslim Women in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret". 2009. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3800.

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