Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (The Islam Quintet) (Paperback)

By Tariq Ali

Verso, 9780860916765, 244pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1993

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Description

Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world. Ali is particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom. “This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well.” —The Guardian


About the Author

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics – including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome – as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London.


Praise For Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree (The Islam Quintet)

“All human frailty and nobility is here ... an imaginative tour de force.” —Sunday Telegraph

“Tariq Ali captures the humanity and splendour of Muslim Spain ... an enthralling story, unravelled with thrift and verve. Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree is quizzical as well as honest, informative as well as enjoyable, real history as well as fiction ... a book to be relished and devoured.” —Independent

“Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the fall of Granada by narrating a family sage of those who tried to survive after the collapse of their world. Particularly deft at evoking what life must have been like for those doomed inhabitants, besieged on all sides by intolerant Christendom. This is a novel that have something to say, and says it well.” —Guardian