Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students Tell Their Life Stories Andrew Garrod

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Published: April 11th 2014

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232 pages


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Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students Tell Their Life Stories  by  Andrew Garrod

Growing Up Muslim: Muslim College Students Tell Their Life Stories by Andrew Garrod
April 11th 2014 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 232 pages | ISBN: | 10.21 Mb

While 9/11 and its aftermath created a traumatic turning point for most of the writers in this book, it is telling that none of their essays begin with that moment. These young people were living, probing, and shifting their Muslim identities longMoreWhile 9/11 and its aftermath created a traumatic turning point for most of the writers in this book, it is telling that none of their essays begin with that moment.

These young people were living, probing, and shifting their Muslim identities long before 9/11. . . . Ive heard it said that the second generation never asks the first about its story, but nearly all the essays in this book include long, intimate portrayals of Muslim family life, often going back generations. These young Muslims are constantly negotiating the differences between families for whom faith and culture were matters of honor and North Americas youth culture, with its emphasis on questioning, exploring, and inventing one’s own destiny.—from the Introduction by Eboo PatelInGrowing Up Muslim, Andrew Garrod and Robert Kilkenny present fourteen personal essays by college students of the Muslim faith who are themselves immigrants or are the children of immigrants to the United States.

In their essays, the students grapple with matters of ethnicity, religious prejudice and misunderstanding, and what is termed Islamophobia. The fact of 9/11 and subsequent surveillance and suspicion of Islamic Americans (particularly those hailing from the Middle East and the Asian Subcontinent) have had a profound effect on these students, their families, and their communities of origin.



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