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American Literature | Comparative Literature | English Language and Literature | Islamic Studies | Literature in English, North America, Ethnic and Cultural Minority | Modern Literature | Near and Middle Eastern Studies | Women's Studies


This essay by Rachel Norman, which originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, discusses contemporary Muslim fiction published in the United States with a particular focus on three novels: Mojha Kahf's The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf, Laila Halaby's Once in a Promised Land, and Randa Jarrar's A Map of Home.

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Rachel Norman
Arts: Fiction and fiction writers: The Americas.
In Encyclopedia of women & Islamic cultures, edited by Suad Joseph
2016, supplement 14

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