The Taqwacores

Product Number: EB00647712
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593763183
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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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 spiralbound by hand, The Taqwacores has now come to be read as a manifesto for Muslim punk rockers and a "Catcher in the Rye for young Muslims." There are three different cover colors; red, white, and blue.

Original Publish Date: Dec 23, 2008

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Narrator(s): Shahjehan Khan
Product Number BN887
Released: Mar 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781455803941

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