The Taqwacores

The Taqwacores


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Yusef is living in Buffalo, New York with a group of Muslim punks. A pot-smoking mohawked Sufi called Jehangir plays the rooftop call to prayer on his electric guitar, while debates rage downstairs about the Quranic sources for Iggy Pop songs. With a living-room serving as mosque by day and hosting punk parties by night, and a hole in the wall marking the direction of Mecca, Yusef's friends are all dealing with what it means to be young and Muslim in modern-day America. Amidst all this, Yusef embarks on a fascinating, clumsy journey towards faith and love in this surprising and unsettling read.

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  • Paperback | 254 pages
  • 130 x 200 x 21mm | 274g
  • Telegram Books
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 1846590175
  • 9781846590177
  • 272,724

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"'Sooner or later Punk and Islam were fated to meet and produce strange offspring. This excellent novel represents the first blast of the trumpet - loud and utterly unique.' Hakim Bey 'Infinitely readable.' Maximum Rocknroll"

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Michael Muhammad Knight grew up Irish Catholic and converted to Islam aged 16 after reading Malcolm X's biography. He travelled to Pakistan to study Islam, hang out with Afghan refugees and play cricket in the Northwest Frontier Province. He turned to strict Wahhabism before 'flipping out' and abandoning Islam. He has now returned to the faith 'on his own terms'. He lives in America.

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