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Mohja Kahf

Mohja Kahf is associate professor of comparative literature in the Middle East & Islamic Studies Program at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and author of Western Representations of the Muslim Woman and a book of poetry, Emails from Scheherazad. Her novel, The Girl in the Tangerine Scarf (2006, Carroll & Graf), is the coming-of-age story of a Muslim American woman at the intersection of Islamic dress and bad 1970s polyester. Her article, “Braiding the Stories: Women’s Eloquence in the Early Islamic Era” appears in Gisela Webb, Windows of Faith: Muslim Women’s Scholarship and Activism, and essays in Living Islam Out Loud, Arab American Feminisms, and Shattering the Stereotypes: Muslim Women Speak Out.

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