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Shades of Islam (Rafey Habib)
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Author: Rafey Habib
Publisher: Kube Publishing Ltd (Aug 2010)
Pages: 108 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Shades of Islam is a dazzling and moving new collection of poems addresses faith, love, politics, and Islam in the twenty-first century.
"These poems offer a window onto the sensibility of a modern American Muslim, with unflinching honesty and richly informed compassion. The great humanistic tradition of poetry known in Arabic and other Eastern languages here finds a contemporary English voice, which will be recognized like a lost friend who has unaccountably been rediscovered."
Carl W. Ernst, William R. Kenan Junior Distinguished Professor of Religious Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill
"Over the past half a century, the most politically engaged literature has predominantly emerged from cultures outside the wealthy transatlantic worlds. This collection of poems is a formidable reminder of the capacities and the necessities to connect issues of justice, rights, and religion on a global scale."
Renate Holub, Director, Interdisciplinary Studies, University of California, Berkeley.
About the Author
Rafey Habib: Rafey Habib was born in India, grew up in England and now lives in America. He received his doctorate from the University of Oxford, and is currently Professor of English at Rutgers University. He is the author of six books, including A History Of Literary Criticism: From Plato To The Present (2005) and An Anthology of Modern Urdu Poetry in English Translation. He is currently editing the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Vol VI and the Oxford Anthology of Literary Criticism and Theory.