Date of Award

Spring 5-2021

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

Program/Concentration

Creative Writing

Committee Director

Kent Wascom

Committee Member

John McManus

Committee Member

Benjamin Kingsley

Abstract

The marginalized, the rejected, the ignored, the obscure and the flawed are always the subjects of violence. This is a collection of short stories portraying different experiences of violence, communal, racial, gendered, and economic. Stories foreground the intersectional identity of Muslim women, highlighting islamophobia; and questions the existing political and social order of the world.

Versions of these stories appeared in the following publications: ‘When They Came for Us’ in The Kenyon Review, ‘Junaid’ in The Ordinary Chaos of Being Human: Tales from many Muslim Worlds (as ‘Main Hoon Juanid’), ‘Good Girls’ in The Chakkar.

DOI

10.25777/6mez-sy02

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