Rock the Casbah
Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World
By Robin Wright
Simon & Schuster, $26.99, 307 pp.
Music serves as a metaphor for change in Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion across the Islamic World. Rap and hip-hop challenge religious taboos and provide “the rhythm of resistance” in Muslim societies, journalist Robin Wright contends in her wide-ranging study of the culture and politics of modern Islam. Can the same music provide a rhythm for moderation and reform?
Wright reports on a new spirit sweeping the...
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