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Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all

Omar Ramadan-Santiago

in Islam and the Americas

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780813060132
Published online January 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780813050584 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0006
Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all

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Ramadan-Santiago discusses the ways some Puerto Rican Muslims claim membership in the global Hip Hop and Islamic communities where they have not historically been centrally positioned. They understand and validate their place in these communities by marshalling historico-cultural evidence that authenticates and legitimates their membership claims. The author pays particular attention to the synthesis by which Puerto Rican Muslims re-imagine and re-create their identities simultaneously as Puerto Ricans, Muslims, and Hip Hop artists.

Keywords: Puerto Ricans; Muslims; Hip Hop; authenticity; history; communities; identity

Chapter.  10245 words. 

Subjects: Society and Culture

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