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We are Lady Parts: how the show continues the legacy of Muslim punk genre taqwacore

By Matthew Noone, Course Director of World Music, University of Limerick
I recently binged the first season We Are Lady Parts, a Channel 4 comedy about an all-female Muslim punk band which is back for its second season. The American punk (and Muslim), Michael Muhammad Knight, could not have imagined what he was calling into existence when he came up with the name “taqwacore” for his debut novel, The Taqwacores, in 2004.

Knight’s book describes a fictional Muslim punk house in New York: “inhabited…The Conversation

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