Religion, Gender, Identity in 21st Century Diasporic Muslim Fiction

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2019

Diasporic Muslim fiction in the West: We will read 21st century novels by writers of Muslim background based in Europe and the U.S.— exploring, among others, themes of border crossings, the Muslim immigrant experience, figurations of gender and sexuality, and representations - and contestations - of Islam in the West. Readings include (provisional list): Ben Jalloun, Leaving Tangier, Hosseini, The Kite Runner, Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Lalami, Secret Son, Aboulela, Minaret, Jarrar,  A Map of Home, Shafak, Forty Rules of Love.

Additional Information

Faculty: Leila Ahmed 
Time: Fri, 12:00 – 3:00pm     
RELIGION 1844  / HDS 3590