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Temple folk / Aaliyah Bilal.

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


"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 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 responsibilities closer to home"-- Dust jacket.

Item details

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

Contents / Notes

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.
FICTION / African American & Black / General.
African Americans.
Black Muslims.
Interpersonal relations.
Muslims, Black.
United States.
Genre: Fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Religious fiction.
Short stories.
Religious fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Short stories.

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