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explores borders, wars, and belonging through essays and film. His essays include “Fear of a Muslim Planet: Islamic roots of hip-hop” (Sound Unbound: Sampling Digital Music and Culture, MIT Press, 2008) and his most recent film is “Abu Ammar is Coming” (Experimenter & Lux, 2016).
By 1978, the contours of a widely shared, anti-imperialist platform had started to blur. And the radical possibilities of the figure cut by Muhammad Ali--the figure of the Muslim International--were starting to recede.