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Author Chisholm, N. Jamiyla, author.

Title The Community : a memoir / N. Jamiyla Chisholm.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Little A, [2022]
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CHISHOLM    AVAILABLE
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Description 178 pages ; 22 cm
Summary "In 1978, when Jamiyla was two years old, her mother, Ummi, quit her job, converted to Islam with her husband, and moved into an exclusive Muslim society in Brooklyn. Once inside the Community, the family was separated by its powerful and charismatic leader, Dwight York, who was hiding behind the name Imam Isa. Forty years later, Jamiyla was ready to excavate and understand a past buried in bad dreams, disturbing memories, and inexplicable rage. Jamiyla's emotional memoir tells her family's story of life inside and outside the cult, and of escaping into new challenges as conservative Muslims in the secular Brooklyn they left behind. A harrowing and deeply personal history fraught with racial tension and devastating personal betrayals, The Community is also a hopeful story brimming with Black pride, justice, and the long-overdue healing between a daughter and mother"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Chisholm, N. Jamiyla.
Muslim women -- United States -- Biography.
African American Muslims -- Biography.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography.
York, Dwight, 1935-
Nuwaubian movement -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Religion.
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.) -- Religion.
Genre Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781542037396 hc.
9781542037389 pbk.
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