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AbstractIn her latest novel Willow Trees Don't Weep(2014), the writer Fadia Faqir decided to go against the grain as a Muslim woman coming from the Middle East but lives in Britain and write about jihad, terrorism and Taliban. In this novel, the author negotiates meanings of secularism, fundamentalism, jihad, fathering, women and wars. The novel's protagonist, Najwa is torn between her mother's secularism and her father's religious fundamentalism. In her homeland, Amman, Najwa is different fromdoi:10.1515/culture-2017-0014 fatcat:wvg5lk2ta5bdvb3otqe375ajlm