Matthias Dickert's An Alternative Muslim Emancipation. Monica Ali's "Brick PDF

By Matthias Dickert

medical Essay from the yr 2015 within the topic English Language and Literature reports - Literature, Comenius collage in Bratislava (Anglistik/Amerikanistik), language: English, summary: Monica Ali's novel Brick Lane (2003) marked her literary step forward. Ali hereby the culture of Salman Rushdie and Hanif Kureishi who had positioned Islam again into the English talking novel hence exhibiting that the modern English novel is (still) seriously prompted by means of migrant writers coming from the previous colonies. those writers proportion a double imaginative and prescient of britain just because they're insiders and outsiders whilst. Their characters accordingly are very convincing and so they introduce Islam to the (Western) reader, a faith which for this type of very long time has been provided in a stereotyped and therefore damaging way.
Ali -like Rushdie and Kureshi - additionally makes use of London because the position of motion and therefore makes use of the literary notion of the 'postcolonial city'. Her description of the mixing of a Muslim girl into British society additionally follows the idea of the 'condition of britain novel' which confronts outer advancements with human value.
Ali's major success, in spite of the fact that, lies in her picture of a Muslim lady who alternatives up the West as an opportunity. Ali the following differs from male Muslim writers who too frequently confront the reader with the failure in their (male) characters.
It is precisely the following the place Ali's thought of a Muslim lady turns out to were a leader for different Muslim writers to stick with. Writers like Leila Abdoulela (Minaret 2005), Tahmima Anam (A Golden Age 2007); the nice Muslim 2011), Fadia Faquir (My identify is Salma 2007) Ali of their presentation oft he girl therefore exhibiting a special type of lady Muslim identity.

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