9781593762407-1593762402-Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America

Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America

ISBN-13: 9781593762407
ISBN-10: 1593762402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Knight, Michael Muhammad
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Soft Skull
Format: Paperback 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781593762407
ISBN-10: 1593762402
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Knight, Michael Muhammad
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Soft Skull
Format: Paperback 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Knight, Michael Muhammad wrote Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America comprising 256 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1593762402 and 9781593762407. Since then Blue-Eyed Devil: A Road Odyssey Through Islamic America textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Michael Muhammad Knight embarks on a quest for an indigenous American Islam in a series of interstate odysseys. Traveling 20,000 miles by Greyhound in sixty days, he squats in run-down mosques, pursues Muslim romance, is detained at the U.S.-Canadian border with a trunkload of Shia literature, crashes Islamic Society of North America conventions, stink-palms Cat Stevens, and limps across Chicago to find the grave of Noble Drew Ali, filling dozens of notebooks along the way. The result is this semi-autobiographical book, with multiple histories of Fard and the landscape of American Islam woven into Knight’s own story.

In the course of his adventures, Knight sorts out his own relationship to Islam as he journeys from punk provocateur to a recognized voice in the community, and watches first-hand the collapse of a liberal Islamic dream. The book’s extensive cast of characters includes anarchist Sufi heretics, vegan kungfu punks, tattoo-sleeved converts in hard-core bands, spiritual drug dealers, Islamic feminists, slick media entrepreneurs, sages of the street, the grandsons of Elijah Muhammad and Malcolm X, and a group called Muslims for Bush.

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