“Muslim”: A Novel


By Zahia Rahmani 
Translated by Matthew Reeck

Fiction and lyric essay combine in Zahia Rahmani’s poetic reflection on Islamic history and her struggles with what it means to be Muslim.

Publication Date: February 12, 2019

Paperback: 9781941920756
Ebook: 9781941920763

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“Muslim”: A Novel is a genre-bending, poetic reflection on what it means to be Muslim from one of France’s leading writers. In this novel, the second in a trilogy, Rahmani’s narrator contemplates the loss of her native language and her imprisonment and exile for being Muslim, woven together in an exploration of the political and personal relationship of language within the fraught history of Islam. Drawing inspiration from the oral histories of her native Berber language, the Koran, and French children’s tales, Rahmani combines fiction and lyric essay in to tell an important story, both powerful and visionary, of identity, persecution, and violence.

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