Islam and Me

Islam and Me Narrating a Diaspora - Other Voices of Italy

Hardback (11 Aug 2023)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Growing up in Mogadishu, Somalia, Shirin Ramzanali Fazel was immersed in the language and culture of Italy, Somalia's former colonizer. Yet when she moved to Italy as a young mother in the 1970s, she discovered a country where immigrants and Muslims were viewed with a mixture of curiosity and suspicion--where, even today, she and her children must seemingly prove they are Italian. 
 
In Islam and Me, Fazel tells her story and shares the experiences of other Muslim women living in Italy, revealing the wide variety of Muslim identities and the common prejudices they encounter. Looking at Italian school textbooks, newspapers, and TV programs, she invites us to change the way Muslim immigrants, and especially women, are depicted in both news reports and scholarly research. Islam and Me is a meditation on our multireligious, multiethnic, and multilingual reality, as well as an exploration of how we might reimagine national culture and identity so that they become more diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist. 

 

Book information

ISBN: 9781978835832
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 305.697
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 196
Weight: 45g
Height: 203mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 25mm