Growing up Muslim : Muslim college students in America tell their life stories
- edited by Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny ; introduction by Eboo Patel.
- Uniform Title
- Growing up Muslim (Garrod and Kilkenny)
- Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2014.
- Copyright notice
- Physical description
- xiv, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Education Library (Cubberley)
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- Includes bibliographic references.
- Introduction Eboo Patel PART I. STRUGGLES WITH DIVERSITY 1. Far from Getting Lost Zahra Ahmed 2. A World More Complex Than I Thought Ala' Alrababa'h 3. My Expanding World Asyah Saif 4. The Novice's Story Abdul Moustafa PART II. STRUGGLES WITH ISLAMOPHOBIA 5. A Muslim Citizen of the Democratic West Aly Rahim 6. Living Like a Kite Shakir Quraishi PART III. STRUGGLES WITH SEXUALITY AND RELATIONSHIPS 7. The Burden Abdel Jamali 8. My Permanent Home Sabeen Hassanali PART IV. STRUGGLES WITH PIETY 9. On the Outside Arif Khan 10. Being Muslim at Dartmouth Adam W. 11. Shadowlands Sarah Chaudhry 12. The Headscarf Sara L. PART V. STRUGGLES WITH FAMILY 13. A Child of Experience Tafaoul Abdelmagid 14. A Debt to Those Who Know Us Nasir Nasser About the Editors and Author of the Introduction.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801479151 20180521
- Publisher's Summary
- "While 9/11 and its aftermath created a traumatic turning point for most of the writers in this book, it is telling that none of their essays begin with that moment. These young people were living, probing, and shifting their Muslim identities long before 9/11.... I've heard it said that the second generation never asks the first about its story, but nearly all the essays in this book include long, intimate portrayals of Muslim family life, often going back generations. These young Muslims are constantly negotiating the differences between families for whom faith and culture were matters of honor and North America's youth culture, with its emphasis on questioning, exploring, and inventing one's own destiny."-from the Introduction by Eboo PatelIn Growing Up Muslim, Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny present fourteen personal essays by college students of the Muslim faith who are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants to the United States. In their essays, the students grapple with matters of ethnicity, religious prejudice and misunderstanding, and what is termed Islamophobia. The fact of 9/11 and subsequent surveillance and suspicion of Islamic Americans (particularly those hailing from the Middle East and the Asian Subcontinent) have had a profound effect on these students, their families, and their communities of origin.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801479151 20180521
- Included Work
- Ahmed, Zahra. Far from getting lost.
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