Aaliyah Bilal

Finalist, 2023 National Book Awards

Aaliyah Bilal was born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. She’s published stories and essays with The Michigan Quarterly Review and The Rumpus.
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Temple Folk

ISBN 9781982191818 Simon & Schuster

A groundbreaking debut collection portraying the lived experiences of Black Muslims grappling with faith, family, and freedom in America. In Temple Folk , Black Muslims contemplate the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, and sexuality in America. In Temple Folk , Black Muslims contemplate the convictions of their race, religion, economics, politics, and sexuality in America. More about this book >

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Aaliyah Bilal

Aaliyah Bilal was born and raised in Prince George’s County, Maryland. She has degrees from Oberlin College and the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies. She’s published stories and essays with The Michigan Quarterly Review and The Rumpus. Temple Folk is her debut short story collection.

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