Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film

By Alberto Fernández Carbajal

Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film


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Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-2812-6
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Published Date: July 2019
  • BIC Category: Society & social sciences / Cultural studies, The arts / Films, cinema, Gay & Lesbian Studies, Humanities / Islam, Film Studies, Twentieth Century Literature, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural, LITERARY CRITICISM / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Islamic Studies, Literature & literary studies / Literary studies: post-colonial literature
  • Series: Multicultural Textualities


This book explores the representation of queer migrant Muslims in international literature and film from the 1980s to the present day. Bringing together a variety of contemporary writers and filmmakers of Muslim heritage engaged in vindicating same-sex desire, the book approaches queer Muslims in the diaspora as figures forced to negotiate their identities according to the expectations of the West and of their migrant Muslim communities. The book examines 3 main themes: the depiction of queer desire across racial and national borders, the negotiation of Islamic femininities and masculinities, and the positioning of the queer Muslim self in time and place. This study will be of interest to scholars, as well as to advanced general readers and postgraduate students, interested in Muslims, queerness, diaspora and postcolonialism. It brings nuance and complexity to an often simplified and controversial topic.

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