Heavy Metal Islam

Heavy Metal Islam

Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam

Book - 2008
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An 18-year-old Moroccan who loves Black Sabbath. A 22-year-old rapper from the Gaza Strip. These people are as representative of the world of Islam today as the conservatives and extremists seen on the news. Despite governmental attempts to censor them, musicians and fans keep playing and listening - partly for the joy of self-expression, but also because here everything is political. Mark LeVine tells the story of an aspect of modern Middle Eastern culture that seldom makes it into the news, but is nevertheless hugely important to the people living there today.
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780307353399
Branch Call Number: 306.4842 LEVINE M
Characteristics: 296 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.


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Feb 14, 2011

I really enjoyed this book, which is about music, musicians, and resistance; it's well written and very informative. It's inspiring remember how many people are willing to risk everything for self expression and social change.


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