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A queer and cartographic exploration of the Palestinian diaspora in Randa Jarrar’s A Map of Home (2008) and Him, Me, Muhammad Ali (2016)
Alberto Fernández Carbajal

-induced deterritorialisation, while examining the articulation of bodies as maps and as the physical and textual repositories of colonial and patriarchal violence. Here, bodies are also explored as cyphers disorientating national and diasporic Arab and Islamicate gender and sexual expectations. A Map of Home ’s first-person viewpoint conveys a sense of urgency about the self-validation of queer bodies in both literal and symbolic ways. In order to understand the multiple connections between Jarrar’s diasporic experiences and her fiction, it is necessary to have a

in Queer Muslim diasporas in contemporary literature and film