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Experiences of diasporic Muslim women: a study of Mohja Kahf's and Umm Zakiyyah's works

Saiful Bahri, Aisyah and Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2017) Experiences of diasporic Muslim women: a study of Mohja Kahf's and Umm Zakiyyah's works. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISBN 978-967-418-635-7

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Abstract

Muslim women are often portrayed and perceived in a negative light in the dominant Western narrative, especially in the post-9/11 era. Western misconceptions of Islam have proliferated a distorted identity of Muslims. For the Muslim diaspora, struggling with hyphenated identity, this phenomenon has further complicated their image as Muslims. Such epistemic injustices have greater impact on Muslim women who are often the primary target for harassment and violence in the street.This study examines the process of identity formation of contemporary diasporic Muslim women living in the USA. The two works chosen are Mohja Kahf’s The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (2006) and Umm Zakiyyah’s Realities of Submission (2008). The discussion is based on each writer’s representation of the Muslim self with various themes including challenging the Western stereotypes of Muslims, confronting the identity crisis as well as overcoming cultural and religious differences.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: 6409/66125
Uncontrolled Keywords: diasporic Muslim women, Mohja Kahf, Umm Zakiyyah's works
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2018 11:58
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2018 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/66125

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