“Smart and highly original, Believing in South Central details how a small Muslim community in South Central, Los Angeles, makes meaning of their faith in the midst of a changing racial landscape and a declining community of believers. Prickett brings nuanced analysis, beautiful prose, and seamless narration together in this ethnography that will expand scholars’ understanding of how African Americans practice their Islamic faith outside Arab and South Asian Muslim communities."
-Ula Y. Taylor, author of The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
“Believing in South Central is an amazing book. What Prickett has achieved with her writing style is extraordinary. I found myself getting to know the characters, engrossed in each of the rich ethnographic stories that tell us so much about how religion is deeply intertwined with race, class, and gender.”
-Melissa Wilde, author of Birth Control Battles: How Race and Class Divided American Religion
"Believing in South Central marries affectionate respect for the author’s subjects with a deep cultural and historical understanding of the African American Muslim community."
Believing in South Central is out now! Find out more at University of Chicago Press