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Being Muslim: A Cultural History of Women of Color in American Islam

Sylvia Chan-Malik


Being U.S. Muslims: A Cultural History of Women of Color and American Islam offers a previously untold story of Islam in the United States that foregrounds the voices, experiences, and images of women of color in the United States from the early twentieth century to the present. Until the late 1960s, the majority of Muslim women in the U.S.—as well as almost all U.S. Muslim women who appeared in the American press or popular culture, were African American. Thus, the book contends that the lives and labors of African American Muslim women have—and continue to—forcefully shaped the meanings and ... More

Keywords: Islam, Muslims race gender, religion, feminism, justice, identity, affect

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781479850600
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479850600.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sylvia Chan-Malik, author
Rutgers University