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Britain Through Muslim Eyes

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Acknowledgements Introduction PART I: TRAVELLING AUTOBIOGRAPHY 1. Orientalism in Reverse: Early Muslim Travel Accounts of Britain 2. 'Truly a person progresses by travelling and interacting with different peoples': Travelogues and Life Writing of the Twentieth Century PART II: TRAVELLING FICTION 3. 'I haf been to Cambridge!': Muslim Fictional Representations of Britain, 1855?1944 4. 'England-returned': British Muslim Fiction of the 1950s and 1960s 5. Myth of Return Fiction of the 1970s and 1980s: 'A bit of this and a bit of that' The Myth of Conclusion Bibliography Index

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Claire Chambers is a Lecturer in Global Literature at the University of York, where she teaches twentieth- and twenty-first-century writing in English from South Asia, the Arab world, and their diasporas. Her previous books are British Muslim Fictions (2011) and the co-edited collection Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora (2014).


"Chambers combines literary history with biographical and critical analysis. ... Chambers deals with a fascinating variety of texts covering over two centuries. ... Chambers writes in an engaging jargon-free style that should appeal to both academic and non-academic readers ... ." (Wasafiri, Vol. 32 (1), March, 2017) "Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations 1780-1988, explores a fascinating selection of memoirs, travelogues, short stories and novels by writers of Muslim heritage. ... Throughout, Chambers provides historical and biographical information to give further context to the writings she discusses. ... Chambers has added a new and important dimension to literary studies on Muslim writing." (Newsline, April, 2016)

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