Guyanese Muslims

A Place Called Darkness

There’s a place called DarknessWhere despair lingersAnd hope is neither a word nor a feelingWhere loneliness overcomesEven in the midst of companyAnd dreams are crushedBy…

New Book: Far From Mecca – Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean

Muslims have lived in the Caribbean for centuries. Far From Mecca: Globalizing the Muslim Caribbean (Rutgers University Press, 2020) examines the archive of autobiography, literature, music and public celebrations in Guyana and Trinidad, offering an analysis of the ways Islam became integral to the Caribbean, and the ways the Caribbean shaped Islamic practices.