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Aisha Khan

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780813060132

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813060132.001.0001

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Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all

Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all

Puerto Ricans (Re)examining and (Re)imagining Their Identities through Islam and Hip Hop

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(p.115) 6 Insha’Allah/Ojalá, Yes Yes Y’all
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Islam and the Americas
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Omar Ramadan-Santiago

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813060132.003.0006

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

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