Monday, October 20, 2014

Interview with Kecia Ali on "The Lives of Muhammad"

Joseph Richard Preville and Julie Poucher Harbin produced an interview with Kecia Ali about her new book The Lives of Muhammad. It was published at IslamiCommentary.org on October 9, 2014.

I have reviewed Professor Kecia Ali's book Sexual Ethics and Islam. I have not read this book. I have linked to other interviews Professor Preville has done. United States National Public Radio has published a review.
I have not read the book.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Africans: A Triple Heritage by Ali A Mazrui

Professor Ali Al-Amin Mazrui died today.
Here is a trailer for the episode about him in a series examining the lives of African intellectuals. The same YouTube user has published interviews with Professor Ali.

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His documentary "The Africans: A Triple Heritage" was broadcast on United States public television. It was my first introduction to African studies. I particularly remember an image of Professor Ali atop an rusted industrial facility decrying the prevailing ideas of industrialization and development.

Use Worldcat to find the DVD or VHS tape in a library near you. I could not find a source to purchase the video. I couldn't even find a torrent for it. He did author a book by the same name.

رحمه الله 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Review: Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination by Alondra Nelson

"Quando dou comida aos pobres chamam-me de santo. Quando pergunto por que eles são pobres chamam-me de comunista."

"When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."

Dom Hélder Pessoa Câmara (1909 – 1999), Catholic Archbishop of Olinda and Recife, Brazil, 1964 to 1985

University of Minnesota Press, 2011, 289 pp.

Professor Alondra Nelson (Twitter) has written a book which all activists should read. It focuses on the advocacy, activism and ideology of the Black Panther Party (BPP) in healthcare.


Monday, September 15, 2014