Alternative Performativity of Muslimness: The Intersection by Amina Alrasheed Nayel

By Amina Alrasheed Nayel

The booklet highlights matters concerning the development of gender in Africa and African identification politics. It explores the restrictions of the developed class of “African Muslim girl” in West Yorkshire. Amina Alrasheed Nayel makes use of Black feminist epistemology besides postcolonial, feminist, and demanding race thought to envision the a number of identities that Sudanese girls negotiate within the united kingdom.

The varied settings of Islam and Islamic tradition, circumscribed round problems with performativity of Islam and id development within the diasporic area are unpacked during this quantity. additionally, this paintings analyzes particular practices and performances, beginning with the multifaceted nature of Islam and the problematical options of “Sunni/Sufi,” “Muslim woman,” “race,” and “blackness.” The publication unearths that exile, nostalgia, and racial/ethnic changes inside Islam and the broader united kingdom group underpin the performativity of Muslimness of the Sudanese ladies residing in West Yorkshire, and reiterates the significance of relocating past the homogeneity of the belief of “Muslim girl” in the direction of investigating the complexities of this crew.

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I managed to conduct some interviews at the centre where these women held meetings and get-togethers. Other interviews were conducted at meeting points, and at Hyde Park Corner Church/Wrangthorne Church.

2 The proportion of women from different Sudanese regions Regions Darfur Kordofan North Sudan East Centre 16 7 24 10 10 by establishing the region and the ethnic groups from which they came, or to which they belong. A compelling observation is that the educational level among the Sudanese immigrant women in West Yorkshire is relatively high, since 31 of the sample are high school graduates. In fact, only five of the women did not have secondary school education, which is equivalent to GCSE level.

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.

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