The Taqwacores

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Soft Skull Press, 2009 - Fiction - 254 pages
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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 Taqwacoreshas now come to be read as a manifesto for Muslim punk rockers and a “Catcher in the Ryefor young Muslims.”

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A bizarre and lovely book that has inspired an actual Taqwacore movement after it came out. The book might be hard to follow in places for those without a strong background in Islamic history and ... Read full review

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