…the intersection of government, music and Islam in Brazil, Salafi tensions over the religious permissibility of music; punk rock in Pakistan; Muslim youths engaging Rastafarian culture in Morocco; the U.S. and U.K. governments’ interest in Sufism as an antidote to Islamist discourses; and the significance of the African American freedom struggle in Muslim internationalism.
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There are border crossings and hyphenations. Dominican, but not. Haitian, but not. Black Latino. Father. Poet. One of the fiercest writers…One of the most tender. Back-and-forth between Spanish and English. Rakim name-dropped alongside Ravitch. Some references cited and explained—Paolo Freire, for example – but the hip hop lyrics aren’t; it’s up to the reader to decode, not to Vilson to translate. That flips the rules of power and culture and literacy…