The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan

The Islam Quintet

Over the course of more than ten years the distinguished academic and prolific author Tariq Ali has written a series of historical novels set in different Islamic milieux, ranging from medieval Palestine to the Pakistani diaspora in western Europe.  This year they have been republished by Verso as a series of five books, The Islam Quintet.

I have recently reviewed all five as a special feature for the Historical Novel Society.  I am not putting the review on the pages of this blog, so please go to the Historical Novel Society website – you will find it an interesting and rewarding experience.

My review is at https://historicalnovelsociety.org/the-islam-quintet-by-tariq-ali-highlights-key-moments-in-history

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