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Britain Through Muslim Eyes: An Interview with Claire Chambers

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JournalJournal of Postcolonial Writing
DateE-pub ahead of print - 4 Jun 2018
DatePublished (current) - 4 Jun 2018
Number of pages9
Early online date4/06/18
Original languageEnglish


Claire Chambers is a senior lecturer in global literature at the University of York. She is the author of Britain Through Muslim Eyes: Literary Representations, 1780–1989 (2015) and British Muslim Fictions: Interviews with Contemporary Writers (2011). She edited (with Caroline Herbert) Imagining Muslims in South Asia and the Diaspora (2014). In this 2017 interview with Anastasia Valassopoulos, she discusses her exploration of literary representations of Muslims in Britain and South Asia, and her engagement with audiences and scholars in that field. She also discusses her current writing and reflects on sources such as the Making Britain archive that have helped to shape her current work. Finally, Claire explores crucial questions around liberalism and contemporary multicultural politics.

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  • British Muslim writing, British Asian writing, Religion, Literary history, post-9/11

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