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The Resource Islam in the Eastern African Novel, by Emad Mirmotahari, (electronic book)

Islam in the Eastern African Novel, by Emad Mirmotahari, (electronic book)

Label
Islam in the Eastern African Novel
Title
Islam in the Eastern African Novel
Statement of responsibility
by Emad Mirmotahari
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Islam and the Eastern African Novel offers an idiosyncratic perspective on the sub-Saharan African novel. Mirmotahari argues that Islam is not an incidental factor in Gurnah and Farah's novels, but a central organising presence that generates new conceptual questions and demands new critical frameworks with which to approach categories like nationhood, race and racial paradigms in Africa, diaspora, immigration, and Africa's multiple colonial pasts
  • "Islam in the Eastern African Novel engages the novels of three important eastern African novelists--Nuruddin Farah, Abdulrazak Gurnah, and M.G. Vassanji--by centering Islam as an interpretive lens and critical framework. Mirmotahari argues that recognizing the centrality of Islam in the fictional works of these three novelists has important consequences for the theoretical and conceptual conversations that characterize the study of African literature. The overdue and sustained attention to Islam in these works complicates the narrative of coloniality, the nature of the nation and the nation-state, the experience of diaspora and exile, the meaning of indigenaity, and even the form and history of the novel itself"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
UKPGM
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Mirmotahari, Emad
Dewey number
823/.9140938297
Index
index present
LC call number
PR9340.5
LC item number
.M57 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Series statement
Literatures and cultures of the Islamic world
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  • Farah, Nuruddin
  • Gurnah, Abdulrazak
  • Vassanji, M. G.
  • Farah, Nuruddin
  • Gurnah, Abdulrazak
  • Vassanji, M. G
  • East African literature
  • Islam in literature
  • African literature
  • Africa, East
  • Literature
  • Africa, East
Label
Islam in the Eastern African Novel, by Emad Mirmotahari, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paradises Lost: A Portrait of the Precolony in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Paradise€* The Other Diaspora in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence and By the Sea * Situational Identities: Exiled Selves in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Pilgrims Way and Memory of Departure€*€"Men With Civilizations But Without Countries": Afro-Indians at History's End * Revisiting Nurrudin Farah's From a Crooked Rib * A Typology of Political Islam: Religion and the State in Nuruddin Farah's Variations on the Theme of the African Dictatorship Trilogy€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€
Control code
SPR732617796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283158794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613158796
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Islam in the Eastern African Novel, by Emad Mirmotahari, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-198) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Paradises Lost: A Portrait of the Precolony in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Paradise€* The Other Diaspora in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Admiring Silence and By the Sea * Situational Identities: Exiled Selves in Abdulrazak Gurnah's Pilgrims Way and Memory of Departure€*€"Men With Civilizations But Without Countries": Afro-Indians at History's End * Revisiting Nurrudin Farah's From a Crooked Rib * A Typology of Political Islam: Religion and the State in Nuruddin Farah's Variations on the Theme of the African Dictatorship Trilogy€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€€
Control code
SPR732617796
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283158794
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786613158796
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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