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A short story collection featuring the unique lives and experiences of contemporary Black American Muslims in the Nation of Islam and Sunni Orthodox communities.In Temple Folk, author Aaliyah Bilal acquaints you with the complex and self-governing world of contemporary Black Muslims grappling with the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, sexuality, and gender in America. The ten stories in this collection contribute to the bounty of diverse narratives about Black life by intimately portraying the experiences of a community that resists the mainstream culture to which they are expected to accept and aspire to while functioning within the country in which they are born.In "Due North," an obedient daughter struggles to understand why she's haunted by the spirit of her recently deceased father.

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