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Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction free pdf Definitions of home and identity have changed for Muslims as a result of international 'war on terror' rhetoric. This book uniquely links the post-9/11 stereotyping of Muslims and Islam in the West to the roots of current jihadism, the resurgence of different forms of Islam and ethnocentrism within the subcontinent and beyond, and to US realpolitik in order to foreground the effects of terrorism debates on Pakistanis at home and in the diaspora. Through close readings of fiction by Nadeem Aslam, Kamila Shamsie, Uzma Aslam Khan, Mohsin Hamid, Mohammed Hanif, H.M. Naqvi, Ali Sethi, Maha Khan Phillips and Feryal Gauhar, who confront negative attitudes towards Muslims and Islam in the twenty-first century, this book not only challenges the centrality of Western narratives but also foregrounds Anglo-American foreign policy in the Muslim world as a form of terrorism. The author proposes an articulation of a flexible identity among Muslims that is termed a 'global ummah' after 9/11.

About Aroosa Kanwal

Aroosa Kanwal is Assistant Professor in English Literature at International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. She teaches Pakistani literature in English, postcolonial theory and literature, literary theory, modern drama, literary criticism and modern poetry. She received her PhD from Lancaster University, UK. Her current research interests include diasporic writings, politics of representation, and questions of migration, borders, identity and resistance in postcolonial literatures, in particular of South Asia.

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Author : Aroosa Kanwal
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 04 March 2015
ISBN : 1137478438
EAN : 9781137478436
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 240 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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