NEW YORK – Black Muslim authors and New Yorkers gathered Sunday, February 24, at the New York University’s Islamic Center to discuss Black Muslim literature in a Black History Monthevent.
The event, themed Black Muslim Authors: On the Tradition of Storytelling, Literature, Representation & Faith, is a collaborative effort between NbA Muslims and Muslim Girls read.
Meeting together, Black Muslim Authors opened a space for authors and readers to develop an appreciation for literary creations of African American Muslims, the country’s foundational Muslim group.
Speakers Imam Al-Amin Latif of the NY Majlis Ashura and Imam Suhaib Webb spoke about the importance of writing in Islam.
he historic event centered Islamic history in the US, the foundations of which have direct connections to African American history and Black History Month through the Black Muslim experience.
“Black Muslim Authors is a way to honor, appreciate, and amplify our voices, networking, and literature,” organizer Umm Juwayriyah told About Islam.
Black Muslim Authors highlighted a unique and significant cultural literary subset with authors navigating intersections of race, faith, and gender.