Temple Folk (Compact Disc)

Temple Folk By Aaliyah Bilal, Leon Nixon (Read by), Chanté McCormick (Read by) Cover Image
By Aaliyah Bilal, Leon Nixon (Read by), Chanté McCormick (Read by)
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A short story collection featuring the unique lives and experiences of contemporary Black American Muslims in the Nation of Islam and Sunni Orthodox communities.In Temple Folk, author Aaliyah Bilal acquaints you with the complex and self-governing world of contemporary Black Muslims grappling with the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, sexuality, and gender in America. The ten stories in this collection contribute to the bounty of diverse narratives about Black life by intimately portraying the experiences of a community that resists the mainstream culture to which they are expected to accept and aspire to while functioning within the country in which they are born. In "Due North," an obedient daughter struggles to understand why she's haunted by the spirit of her recently deceased father. In "Who's Down?" a father, after a brief affair with vegetarianism, conspires with his daughter to order him a double cheeseburger. In "Candy for Hanif" a mother's routine trip to the store for her disabled son takes an unlikely turn when she reflects on a near-death experience. In "Woman in Niqab," a daughter's suspicion of her father's infidelity prompts her to wear her hair in public. In "New Mexico," a federal agent tasked with spying on a high-ranking member of the Nation of Islam grapples with his own responsibilities closer to home. With an unflinching eye for the contradictions between what these characters profess to believe and what they do, Temple Folk accomplishes the rare feat of presenting moral failures with compassion, nuance, and humor to remind us that while perfection is what many of us strive for, it's our errors that make us human.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797157627
ISBN-10: 1797157620
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: July 4th, 2023
Language: English