Negotiating Liminal Identities in Mohja Kahf’s The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf

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Susan Taha Alkarawi; Ida Baizura Bahar;
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
  • Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.2n.2p.101
  • Subject: Veil, Liminality, Identity, Muslim Woman, Assimilation, Discrimination, Conflicts, Tradition | Philology. Linguistics | P1-1091 | English literature | PR1-9680

This paper challenges the thought that the term ‘Muslim woman’ connotes submissive or backward and is in need of rescue by the West through a literary analysis of the work by Mohja Kahf (b.1967), a leading contemporary Arab-American Muslim woman writer. In her novel, Th... View more
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