British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers

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Springer, Mar 9, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 351 pages
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Through interviews with leading writers (including Ahdaf Soueif and Hanif Kureishi), this book analyzes the writing and opinions of novelists of Muslim heritage based in the UK. Discussion centres on writers' work, literary techniques, and influences, and on their views of such issues as the hijab, the war on terror and the Rushdie Affair.

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Kamila Shamsie 11 Hanif Kureishi 12 Ahdaf Soueif 13 Zahid Hussain

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TARIQ ALI Well-known Historian, Novelist, Film-maker, Campaigner and Political Commentator HANIF KUREISHI Oscar-nominated Screenplay Writer, Film-maker, Playwright and Novelist; Whitbread-winner (for The Buddha of Suburbia) LEILA ABOULELA Orange-prize Nominated for Two Books (The Translator; Minaret) MOHSIN HAMID Booker-nominated Author (for The Reluctant Fundamentalist, 2007) AHDAF SOUEIF Booker-nominated Author (for The Map of Love, 1996) KAMILA SHAMSIE Orange-shortlisted Author of Burnt Shadows, 2009 ZAHID HUSSAIN Author of The Curry Mile ABDULRAZAK GURNAH Booker- and Whitbread-nominated Author (for Paradise, 1994) NADEEM ASLAM Prize-winning Young Novelist (Season of the Rainbirds won the Betty Trask award; Maps for Lost Lovers won the Kiriyama Prize) ROBIN YASSIN-KASSAB Novelist (The Road from Damascus, 2008) TAHMIMA ANAM Bangladeshi Writer AAMER HUSSEIN Author of Short Stories and Novels FADIA FAQIR Jordanian Writer