The Taqwacores

The Taqwacores

Muslim Punk in the USA

Book - 2009
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Back in 2005, the notion of taqwacore', a Muslim subgenre of punk rock, existed only as an inspired fiction. Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term for his novel The Taqwacores (Soft Skull Press, 2009), the story of a Muslim punk house in New York. The cult story developed as a cultural phenomenon. But something far grander was in the works; a real Muslim punk scene was starting to emerge, based on the one he had imagined for the book. Photographer Badawi has been documenting the scene since 2006, creating a unique picture of a scene in the making.'
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY : powerHouse Books, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781576875001
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Knight, Michael Muhammad
Alternative Title: Muslim punk in the USA


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