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By Amina Alrasheed Nayel

ISBN-10: 3319440500

ISBN-13: 9783319440507

The ebook highlights matters relating to the development of gender in Africa and African identification politics. It explores the constraints of the built classification of “African Muslim girl” in West Yorkshire. Amina Alrasheed Nayel makes use of Black feminist epistemology in addition to postcolonial, feminist, and demanding race thought to check the a number of identities that Sudanese ladies negotiate within the united kingdom.

The diversified settings of Islam and Islamic tradition, circumscribed round problems with performativity of Islam and id building within the diasporic area are unpacked during this quantity. additionally, this paintings analyzes particular practices and performances, beginning with the multifaceted nature of Islam and the challenging options of “Sunni/Sufi,” “Muslim woman,” “race,” and “blackness.” The ebook unearths that exile, nostalgia, and racial/ethnic alterations inside Islam and the broader united kingdom neighborhood underpin the performativity of Muslimness of the Sudanese ladies dwelling in West Yorkshire, and reiterates the significance of relocating past the homogeneity of the belief of “Muslim lady” in the direction of investigating the complexities of this workforce.

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167), ‘Hybridity presents itself as an alternative discourse that subverts the very idea of a dominant culture and a unique canon, and invites a re-examination of power structures. ’ Bhabha (1994) proposes finding the location of culture by focusing on that border area, an in-between space. On the other hand, the concept of hybridity is intrinsically linked to the notion of identity. Therefore, hybridity has to defend its ground as an active, dynamic process of interactions between relational cultures.

Rather, it addresses the performativity of their religion within the new space, as related to mainstream Islam in this diasporic space. I opted to present the women within the actuality of their knowledge and experiences, no matter how different it might be from that of mine. There were limitations as a researcher, and such limitations are related to positions of social class and assumed power. Nevertheless, I was able to generate trust and willingness on the part of the women who welcomed me into the community and thus function as an insider.

According to Guignery (2011, p. 3) Bhahba’s postcolonial theory adopted the idea of hybridity to designate the transcultural forms that resulted from linguistic, political or ethnic intermixing, and to challenge the existing hierarchies, polarities, binarisms and symmetries (East/West, Black/White, colonizer/colonized, majority/ minority, self/other, interior/exterior). Guignery drew on many scholars who provided a similar critique to the concept of hybridity, as well as interesting perspectives, such as those of Young (1995), Gilroy (2000), Hall (1995) and Clifford (1992).

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