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Silence (Jamilah Kolocotronis)
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Author: Jamilah Kolocotronis
Publisher: Muslim Writers Publishing MWP (2009)
Pages: 444 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Life is a struggle. But when does struggle become extremism?
Luqman Adams, a perpetual scholar, decides to leave the university and take his theories to the street. He joins a Muslim street gang and skirmishes to gain control over the powerful New Pilgrims. Dissatisfied with insignificant victories, he forms an explosive plot to shake the city of Chicago, persuading other gang members to join him in intensifying the struggle.
In contrast, Luqman’s father, Joshua, struggles quietly to combat increasing unemployment and homelessness, putting in long hours as a community worker. As Luqman spirals out of control he helplessly stands by, not understanding Luqman’s fervor and not knowing how to stop him.
The finale of the Echoes Series erupts into chaos and, then, Silence.
About the Author --
Jamilah Kolocotronis earned her Ph.D. in Social Science Education. She developed a multicultural social studies curriculum and taught social studies at the middle and high school levels for twelve years. She has also lived and traveled in Southeast Asia. Since 1982, she has been busy raising and guiding her sons.
Her published books include Islamic Jihad, Innocent People, and the first four books of the Echoes Series—Echoes, Rebounding, Turbulence, and Ripples. Visit Jamilah’s website at http://jamilahkolocotronis.writerswebpages.com. Jamilah lives in Lexington, Kentucky.
Reading level: Older Teen/ Adult