2019 is about self-accountability and intentionality. I’ve never been one to participate in book challenges, but in the coming year I’d like to hold myself accountable to complete at least 24 books in 12 months. Here, I plan on documenting the books I’m reading in an effort to bolster my own consistency as well as share my reading list.
If you’re reading/have read the same books, or have some suggested reads for the coming months, please feel free to reach out to me! Part of reading and learning is being in community and in conversation with others.
Liberation work cannot happen alone.
Slave Rebellion in Brazil: The Muslim Uprising of 1835 in Bahia by João José Reis
Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas by Sylviane A. Diouf
Centering Black Narrative- Ahl al Bayt, Blackness & Africa by Ahmad Mubarak and Dawud Walid
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz
The Essential Ambedkar Edited by Bhalchandra Mungekar (original text by Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Amedkar ji, of course)
Barracoon: The Story of the “Last Black Cargo” by Zora Neale Hurston (not pictured because I am reading this as an e-book)
Al Qur’an (Read in Arabic, through out Ramadan)
Al-Maqasid: Nawawi’s Manual of Islam by Nuh Ha Mim Keller
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
Qur’an of the Oppressed: Liberation Theology and Gender Justice in Islam by Shadaab Rahemtulla