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Thursday, February 1, 2018

#BlackMuslimReads for Black History Month & Book Giveaway

Bulletin board in a school in New Jersey featuring Hind's Hands - A Story About Autism by Author & Educator Umm Juwayriyah

Happy Black History Month! 

#BlackMuslimReads BHM Giveaway and  Twitter Chat
Sponsored by

Black Muslim authors contribute to a historical heritage comprising the African American
literary tradition.  A foundational element in Black fiction is the utilization of the genre
by Black authors to highlight issues of social injustice, dehumanization, and generate
works that create bonds between Blacks and relay their cultural experiences.
Black Muslim authors draw from this tradition and infuse elements of their
Islamic faith experiences.

As part of numerous Black History Month celebrations highlighting the accomplishments
of African American and Blacks in our country’s dynamic historical continuum and
present impact on addressing social issues and contributions in creating an
Islamic American culture, NbA Muslims in partnership with Djarabi Kitabs
Publishing and #MuslimGirlsRead is launching the #BlackMuslimReads
Book Giveaway and #BlackMuslimReads Twitter Chat.

Book Giveaway
The giveaway will furnish 5 winners with a Fofky’s box full of assorted treats and a book
from one of five invited Black Muslim authors:

  1. Khadijah Abdulhaqq
  2. Papatia Feauxzar
  3. Nasheed Jaxson
  4. Umm Juwayriyyah
  5. Umm Zakiyyah

Official Rules will be posted on Instagram and the NbA Muslims website.

The objective of the giveaway is to heighten appreciation for Black Muslim authorship,
spotlight connections between Black Muslims and the deep roots of the  African
American/Black American experience, and emphasize how authors merge Islam
and American ideals to create unique literature.

Twitter Chat
The purpose of the #BlackMuslimsReads Twitter Chat will be to provide a platform
for Black Muslim authors and readers to interact and discuss the significance of fiction
as social commentary, cultural productions, and a platform to convey important topics
affecting the American Ummah as well as Muslims globally.

The chat will be on 2/25/18 at 2 pm EST and include a series of questions,
to which invited authors and participants will have the chance reply.