The nomination is notable because the majority of Rakim’s lyrics relate to his identity as a Muslim, which has gone on to influence other contemporary Muslim rappers.
Out Now: “My Dad Is Always Working” Centers a Father-Son Relationship
Hafsah Dabiri, a British Nigerian author with a background in politics and international relations, released her second picture book “My Dad Is Always Working” in 2022. Published by The Islamic Foundation and illustrated by Jordan-based designer Arwa Salameh, this children’s book is about a young boy, Abdullah, and his parents. In coping with his very busy dad, Abdullah comes to understand all the things his father does for him, even if he can’t see them.
I always wanted to write a book centring black Muslim relationships between father and son! And I’m so pleased to have been working with @kubepublishing to bring you exactly that in this amazing book being released in May 2022! Now available for pre-order EVERYWHERE !! pic.twitter.com/uAew2NDi6t— Hafsah Dabiri (@HafsahDabiri) January 19, 2022
Dabiri is currently working on her first novel.