Chapter 5 “Sometimes I Feel Me”: Between Faith and Resistance in the Poetry of Blackamerican Islam

In: In-Between Identities: Signs of Islam in Contemporary American Writing
John C. Waldmeir
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This chapter begins with the fundamental insight of Sherman Jackson that Blackamerican Islam moves between the twin poles of faith and resistance. The work of hip hop artists Tyson Amir and Amir Sulaiman provide key examples of Jackson’s thesis, and together they reveal how the tradition has developed since the early work of a poet like Marvin X..

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