Chapter 3 “Are You a Muslim or Will You Love?” Dropping the Veil in Kazim Ali’s Writing

In: In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing
John C. Waldmeir
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As a Muslim poet who writes about homosexual identity and the faith, Ali (like Kahf) also addresses the topic of the body as a site of God’s ongoing creativity. But he expands the possibility for recognizing the divine in the signs of God’s creation by pointing to the multi-layered realities of our individual identity and the tremendous diversity in those worlds that exist outside of us.

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