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Autobiography and Muslim Women's Lives

Yaqin, Amina (2013) 'Autobiography and Muslim Women's Lives.' Journal of Women's History, 25 (2). pp. 171-184.

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Abstract

The article presents literary criticism of the book "Lahore With Love: Growing Up With Girlfriends Pakistani-Style" by Fawzia Afzal-Khan. It references the article "Fantasy Echo: History and the Construction of Identity" by historian Joan Wallach Scott. Particular focus is given to a psychoanalytic reading of Afzak-Khan's memoir which explores the role of autobiography in the cultural representation of Muslim women's lives. Topics discussed include oppression, Islam, and feminism.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Islam, feminism, Muslim, history, Pakistan
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Arts > Centre for English Studies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South Asia
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religions. Mythology. Rationalism
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
ISSN: 10427961
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1353/jowh.2013.0020
Depositing User: AMINA YAQIN
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2016 09:28
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/22201

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