The relationship between Islam andthe West is one of the most urgent and hotly debated issues of our time. Thisbook is the first to offer a comprehensive overview of the way in which Muslimsare represented within modern English writing, ranging from the novel, throughmemoir and travel writing to journalism. Covering a wide range of texts andauthors, it scrutinises the identity Muslim by looking at its inscription inrecent and contemporary literary writing within the context of significantevents like the Rushdie Affair and 9/11. Examining the wide range of writinginternationally that takes Islam or Islamic cultures as its focus, the authordiscusses the representation of Muslim identity in writing by non-Muslimwriters, former Muslim native informants, and practising Muslims.

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