By Amina Alrasheed Nayel
The ebook highlights concerns relating to the development of gender in Africa and African identification politics. It explores the restrictions of the built classification of “African Muslim girl” in West Yorkshire. Amina Alrasheed Nayel makes use of Black feminist epistemology besides postcolonial, feminist, and demanding race conception to ascertain the a number of identities that Sudanese girls negotiate within the united kingdom.
The different 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. moreover, this paintings analyzes particular practices and performances, beginning with the multifaceted nature of Islam and the troublesome innovations of “Sunni/Sufi,” “Muslim woman,” “race,” and “blackness.” The publication finds that exile, nostalgia, and racial/ethnic adjustments inside Islam and the broader united kingdom group underpin the performativity of Muslimness of the Sudanese girls dwelling in West Yorkshire, and reiterates the significance of relocating past the homogeneity of the assumption of “Muslim girl” in the direction of investigating the complexities of this crew.
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When Muslims in the UK were categorized as one homogeneous group, the Muslims from Africa were located within that category. In the diasporic space, questions of identity and imposed cultural hybridity are related to the environment under which such identities are constructed and impacted by the existing political, social and economic discourses that dominate the diasporic space. A gender-based account as part of such an approach suggests the importance of addressing issues of migration and women in a more comprehensive and holistic manner.
The term ‘Northern’ is a political identification rather than a geographical one— to identify and cite the fact that in the Southern part of the country live the Sudanese who are predominantly Christians. Those women are not part of this study. A. NAYEL Those who are not affiliated to a political party are part of an ethnic group that identifies itself within its geographic area in Sudan, and in the end, they join one of the political parties that represents their ethnic identity. Professional representation among the women included doctors, charity workers, teachers, support workers and Leeds City Council employees.
RESEARCH AREA PROBLEM AND METHODOLOGY 35 Another problematic issue in conducting this study that evolved in this book was the issue of translation between language and cultures. I utilized the Arabic language in conducting the interviews and attempted to make the most accurate translation into English and to capture other cultural meanings in the talk of these women. Mostly women tend to use the popular Sudanese accent in the Arabic language, where some words might have different meanings in the classical Arabic, which I was aware of, and I managed to make the translation as accurate as possible.
Alternative Performativity of Muslimness: The Intersection of Race, Gender, Religion, and Migration by Amina Alrasheed Nayel