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Temple folk / Aaliyah Bilal.

Bilal, Aaliyah, (author.). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Blue. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): New Mexico. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Spider. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Candy for Hanif. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Janaza. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Woman in niqab. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Who's down? (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Nikkah. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Sister Rose. (Added Author). Bilal, Aaliyah. Container of (work): Due north. (Added Author).

Summary:

"A groundbreaking debut collection portraying the lived experiences of Black Muslims grappling with faith, family, and freedom in America"-- Provided by publisher.
"In Temple Folk, Black Muslims contemplate the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, and sexuality in the United States. 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 American culture to which they're pushed to aspire to and accept. 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 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 responsibilities closer to home. With an unflinching eye for the contradictions between what these characters profess to believe and what they practice, 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 the errors that make us human."-- Dust jacket.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982191818
  • ISBN: 1982191813
  • Physical Description: 239 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2023.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Blue -- New Mexico -- The spider -- Candy for Hanif -- Janaza -- Woman in niqab -- Who's down? -- Nikkah -- Sister Rose -- Due north.
Subject: Black Muslims > Fiction.
Muslims, Black > United States > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
Black Muslims > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Musulmans noirs > √Čtats-Unis > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
Noirs américains > Romans, nouvelles, etc.
FICTION / African American & Black / General.
African Americans.
Black Muslims.
Interpersonal relations.
Muslims, Black.
Black Muslims > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
African Americans > Fiction.
United States.
Genre: Religious fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Short stories.
short stories.
Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Religious fiction.
Short stories.
Religious fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Short stories.
Nouvelles.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library F BILAL (Text) 000172798 New Books Checked out 03/01/2024


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