Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America
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Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

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“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of 20 million black people in this country who have been just as thoroughly colonized as the people in Africa and Asia.” Four decades later, the hip-hop artist Talib Kweli gave v...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published July 31st 2012 by Univ Of Minnesota Press
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David Leonard
The connection between black and Muslim subject is not limited to white supremacist discourse, state violence, and shared racialization, but is equally evident in the “political and cultural history of Black Islam, Black radicalism, and the Muslim Third World.” Herein lies the focus of Sohail Daulatzai’s Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America (University of Minnesota Press 2012), a very important work that pushes readers to look at resistance, to loo...more
Murtaza
This is one of those rare books that exists at the nexus of everything I find most compelling: hip-hop music and culture, post-9/11 geopolitics, cultural criticism, Black political radicalism and 3rd world post-colonialism. The author does a brilliant job of illuminating the oft-suppressed history of Black solidarity with 3rd world causes in the United States, most popularly exemplified in the figure of Malcolm X but possessing a long and storied history in and of itself.

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Steven Salaita
Splendid. Accessible, intelligent, insightful. One of the best scholarly books I've read in years.
NSM
I don't know too much about this specific topic, and the book was very specific, so I don't feel like it is fair for me to write a comment, but I will regardless. Black Star, Crescent Moon was very interesting, insightful, and it did open up my perspective on issues of Black Power and Islam. It was a very easy read, though at times was a little repetitive (to be expected in academic writing I suppose). Since reading this book, I have been searching around for similar books, so I guess that is a...more
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