Two books delve into the Middle East's burgeoning youth culture, looking at young people who maintain devotion to Islam and Iron Maiden and grapple creatively with tradition and modernity.
* Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam
Mark LeVine. Melville House, $13.95 paper (320p)ISBN 978-0-30735339-9
With a jolting arrangement of images and voices, LeVine powerfully upends received notions about the Middle East by exploring one of the area's least-known subcultures. Interviewing and jamming with musicians from Morocco to Pakistan--including rappers and trip-hop artists as well as metalheads--LeVine (Why They Don't Hate Us) …