Islam and Postcolonial Narrative by John EricksonIslam and Postcolonial Narrative by John Erickson

Islam and Postcolonial Narrative

byJohn Erickson

Paperback | February 12, 2009

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John Erickson examines four major authors from the "third-world"--Assia Djebar, Abdelkebir Khatibi, Tahar ben Jelloun, and Salman Rushdie--all of whom have critiqued the relationship between Islam and the West. Erickson analyzes the narrative strategies they deploy to explore the encounter between Western and Islamic values and reveals their use of the cultural resources of Islam, and their intertextual exchanges with other "third-world" writers. These writers, he argues, valorize expansiveness and indeterminacy in order to represent individuals and groups that live on the margins of society.
John Erickson was born in Midland, Texas in 1943. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1966 and studied for two years at Harvard Divinity School. He began to publish short stories while working full-time as a cowboy, farmhand, and ranch manager. In 1982, he started his own publishing company and called it Maverick Books. He is ...
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Title:Islam and Postcolonial NarrativeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:February 12, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521101158

ISBN - 13:9780521101158

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: creating new discourses from old; 2. Women's voices and woman's space in Assis Djebar's L'Amour, la fantasia; 3. Tahar Ben Jelloun's Sandchild: voiceless narratives, placeless places; 4. 'At the threshold of the untranslatable': Love in Two Languages of Abdelkebir Khatibi; 5. The view from underneath: Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses; Concluding: breaches and forgotten openings; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"...an original contribution to its place as a textbook wherever this literature is studied." Research in African Literatures