Sisters, Skanks, and Jezebels: American Muslim Fiction and the Other Woman

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From the Introduction: "Layla Abdullah-Poulos introduces the world of African American Muslim romance novels as a site for understanding tensions around pleasure, intimacy, and polygyny" (8).


Despite prevailing Eurocentric ideals in US/American popular culture about love and relationships, distinctions exist across social groups. A growing number of American Muslim authors use romance fiction to explore layers of eros and offer readers access to some of the intimate mechanisms that exist within the subculture. (205)