Azazeel and the Politics of Historical Fiction in Egypt

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TitleAzazeel and the Politics of Historical Fiction in Egypt Author(S)Saba Mahmood (Author)
Abstract  Based on fourth-century Christological debates and the travels of an Egyptian monk, the Arabic novel Azazeel (2008) was accused by the Coptic Orthodox Church of defaming Christianity and fomenting Christian-Muslim sectarian strife in Egypt. The conflict over the novel was quickly characterized as a standoff between religious proscription and the right to freedom of expression. ...Paginationp 265-284
SubjectLiteratureDescriptorsLiterature, Comparative
Journal TitleComparative Literature  
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