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Salim Muwakkil

Born: 1947 in New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Salim has lived and worked in Chicago since 1983.

Biography: Salim Muwakkil is a journalist based in Chicago. He is a senior editor at ''In These Times'' and an op-ed columnist for the ''Chicago Tribune''. Muwakkil writes on African American issues, Middle East politics, and US foreign policy. Currently a Crime and Communities Media Fellow of the Open Society Institute, he also teaches a seminar on race, media, and politics for the Urban Studies Program of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest.


Primary Literary Genre(s): History; Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Salim Muwakkil on WorldCat :

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ISBN: 0810124467 OCLC:


This handsome book captures in words and pictures the powerful emotions that have circled around Chicagos popular mayor, Harold Washington, and gives readers a glimpse of a man who has won over an entire city.