Suhaiymah Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Postcolonial Banter

Ramisha Rafique (The Nottingham Trent University)
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Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan’s poetry collection 

Postcolonial Banter

 (2019) explores identity, racism, and Islamophobia. Her poems discuss the process of decolonisation and inequality in academic and economic spaces. In his review of this book, Kehinde Andrews reflects that “we need poetry like this to light a fire under the racial status quo”. He also describes Manzoor Khan as having “written the lyrics of rebellion for this restless generation” (Manzoor-Khan, 2019). Alongside these wider motifs the collection explores identity, racism, and Islamophobia through a critique of existing narratives regarding racism, an exploration of systemic Islamophobia, discussions of the function of the nation-state, and secularist visions of identity. The poems in the collection mutually discuss…

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Citation: Rafique, Ramisha. "Postcolonial Banter". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 15 December 2022 [, accessed 22 June 2024.]

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