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NbA Muslim Woman Writer’s Book Reviewed in College Newsletter


Review in SUNY Empire State College’s The Student Connection newsletter

Khadijah’s Got Her Groove by F.A. Ibrahim
University Publications
$13.46, 184 pp, paper

Belonging to a vibrant array of social intersections, I found it is often difficult to connect with a lot of available fiction. The literary market is flooded with writing that contains normalized white Christian/secular characters and issues. As a result, there is not a lot of diversity in traditional fiction publishing, which means…

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About Layla Abdullah-Poulos

Layla Abdullah-Poulos is an alumna of SUNY Empire State College with a Bachelor of Arts in Historical Studies and Literature and is presently a student in the School for Graduate Studies. She expects to complete her studies and receive a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies and Advance Certificates in Women and Gender Studies and American Studies by 2016. An aspiring academic, Abdullah-Poulos uses her knowledge not only to develop her own scholarship but also that of other SUNY Empire State College students. A proponent for the enrichment of higher education through diversity, she plans to continue her work as an educator who conveys to students an ethnically diverse historical awareness and furnish them with the skills necessary to acquire political proficiency and constructively affect societal change.

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