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The Resource The taqwacores, Michael Muhammad Knight

The taqwacores, Michael Muhammad Knight

Label
The taqwacores
Title
The taqwacores
Statement of responsibility
Michael Muhammad Knight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher description: A Muslim punk house in Buffalo, New York, inhabited by burqa-wearing riot girls, mohawked Sufis, straightedge Sunnis, Shi'a skinheads, Indonesian skaters, Sudanese rude boys, gay Muslims, drunk Muslims, and feminists. Their living room hosts parties and prayers, with a hole smashed in the wall to indicate the direction of Mecca. Their life together mixes sex, dope, and religion in roughly equal amounts, expressed in devotion to an Islamo-punk subculture, "taqwacore," named for taqwa, an Arabic term for consciousness of the divine. Originally self-published on photocopiers and spiral-bound by hand, The Taqwacores has since been published in foreign translations, become the basis for two films, and is taught in various colleges and universities as a "Catcher in the Rye for young Muslims."
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Knight, Michael Muhammad
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muslims
  • Punk culture
  • Buffalo (N.Y.)
Label
The taqwacores, Michael Muhammad Knight
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
234437575
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781593762292
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The taqwacores, Michael Muhammad Knight
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
234437575
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
254 pages
Isbn
9781593762292
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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