Title

Rosewater

Date of Award

11-7-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

English Language, Literature, and Creative Writing

First Advisor

Cabri, Louis

Keywords

Hijab, Islamic Feminism, Lebanese-Canadian, Muslim, Shia, Veil

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Rosewater is an Arab-Canadian novella composed of two short stories- “ Hab al Ruman” and “Sharbat”. “Hab al Ruman” is set in 1983 in Mount Lebanon and presents the mental journey of a single Muslim mother as she struggles to preside over her adolescent daughter’s future. “Sharbat” is set in 2012 in Southwestern Ontario and features the disjunctive psychological explorations of a young Lebanese-Canadian Muslimah as she struggles to liberate herself from the restrictive cultural binaries imposed upon her.

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