Beyond the Veil: Exploring Muslim Women’s Multidimensional Identities in Laila Aboulela’s The Translator and Mohja Kahf’s The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

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Title Beyond the Veil: Exploring Muslim Women’s Multidimensional Identities in Laila Aboulela’s The Translator and Mohja Kahf’s The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf
 
Creator Ouhiba, Nawel Meriem
 
Subject Islamic Feminism, Veil, identity, Stereotypes, Struggle
 
Description The article presents a critical analysis of two novels by contemporary Arab Muslim women writers, Leila Aboulela and Mohja Kahf. The article examines how these authors critique, resist, and disrupt the hegemonic discourse that presents Muslim women as a monolithic and homogeneous category. In The Translator and The Girl in Tangerine Scarf respectively, the female protagonists’ religious experiences and identities are studied with reference to resistance narratives and disruptive postcolonial strategies. The unsettling of the monolithic image of veiled Muslim women is hereby pursued through providing an analysis of the cultural imagery of Muslim women, to deconstruct the image of the veil in today’s world.
 
Publisher Baynoon Centre for Studies and Development
 
Date 2021-10-14
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/ijecls/article/view/340
10.47631/ijecls.v2i5.340
 
Source International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies ; Vol. 2 No. 5 (2021): International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies; 25-38
2709-7390
2709-4952
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/ijecls/article/view/340/189
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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