- Author:Kim Badawi,Michael Muhammad Knight
- Publisher:powerHouse Books (June 2, 2009)
- Pages:112 pages
- Subcategory:Performing Arts
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by Kim Badawi (Photographer), Michael Muhammad Knight (Foreword)
by Kim Badawi (Photographer), Michael Muhammad Knight (Foreword). He began his photographic career photographing the plight of refugee families from Mississippi to Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, while still interning for Contact Press Images and Magnum Photos in New York. Selected for publication by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Badawi’s work appears in 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers (powerHouse Books, 2008).
WriterMichael Muhammad Knightcoined the term "taqwacore" for his novel about a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, NY, which Knight .
WriterMichael Muhammad Knightcoined the term "taqwacore" for his novel about a Muslim punk house in Buffalo, NY, which Knight initially distributed from the back of his car as a DIY photocopied zine. In time, the book found widespread publication through Autonomedia and garnered supporters, even inspiring the first woman-led prayer of a mixed-gender Muslim congregation in the United States in 2005. But something far grander was in the works; unbeknownst to Knight, a real Muslim punk scene was starting to emerge, based on the one he had imagined for the book.
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Michael Muhammad Knight (born 1977) is an American novelist, essayist, and journalist. His writings are popular among American Muslim youth. The San Francisco Chronicle described him as "one of the most necessary and, paradoxically enough, hopeful writers of Barack Obama's America," while The Guardian has described him as "the Hunter S. Thompson of Islamic literature," and his non-fiction work exemplifies the principles of gonzo journalism.
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Photographer Kim Badawi first met Knight around this time, and bore witness as the taqwacore phenomenon began to take hold. Beginning in 2006, Badawi traveled across the . chronicling the burgeoning subculture and the musicians who had been spurred to action by Knight’s creative vision.
The novel gave it a name, the bands gave it a voice, and Kim gave it a face," says writer Michael Muhammad Knight of photographer Kim Badawi's images of Islamic punk bands (now turned into a book). Knight kickstarted the scene in question with his 2003 novel, The Taqwacores, about a fictitious Muslim punk scene in New York. In a bid to promote it, he travelled across the US handing out home-made copies, which resonated with young American Muslims estranged from the cultural mainstream. Life imitated art and a wave of real Muslim rock bands sprang up in response.
Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term for his novel The Taqwacores (Soft Skull Press . Photographer Badawi has been documenting the scene since 2006, creating a unique picture of a scene in the making.
Writer Michael Muhammad Knight coined the term for his novel The Taqwacores (Soft Skull Press, 2009), the story of a Muslim punk house in New York. The cult story developed as a cultural phenomenon. But something far grander was in the works; a real Muslim punk scene was starting to emerge, based on the one he had imagined for the book.
The Taqwacores - Michael Muhammad Knight. In the center of the floor, surrounded by wasted corpses of consciousness slumped into couches, passed out over each other and one who had thrown up on himself, flanked by littered armies of brown glass bottles and caved-in cans, an anonymous punk with dozens of hair antennas extending far from his head sat on the white cardboard of a pizza box.