Tariq Ali on Hugo Chavez, the Axis Of Hope and His New Book ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ – Democracy Now

Tariq Ali interviewed about Hugo Chavez, the Axis Of Hope and his new book Pirates of the Caribbean for Democracy Now!, October 10, 2007

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From the archive

  • ‘After Lahore’

    March 26, 2009

    ‘After Lahore’ by Tariq Ali for The London Review of Books, March 26, 2009

    The immediate casualty of the attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore earlier this month will be the future of cricket in Pakistan. A few optimists point out that the Munich massacre didn’t bring the 1972 Olympics to a halt. But I doubt whether even Zimbabwe could now be induced to come and play at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Who can blame them? Pakistan’s captain, Younus Khan, who scored a triple century in the Karachi test a few days before the atrocity, is in mourning. ‘When I was a boy,’ he said,

    I loved watching Imran Khan, Javed Miandad and Wasim Akram playing against great teams from overseas. It is because of them, seeing them play, that I also played the  …

  • The Arab World, People Power, and the Future of Palestine

    October 6, 2011

    Al-Awda San Francisco, The Palestine Right of Return Coalition, and the Midle east Children’s Alliance Present:

    The Arab World, People Power, and the Future of Palestine

    with internationally renowned author, filmmaker, and intellectual Tariq Ali.

    Tariq Ali, writer and filmmaker, has written more than two dozen books on world history and politics, seven novels (translated into over a dozen languages) as well as scripts for the stage and screen.  He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.

    Tariq Ali will be signing his latest book, On History, after the event.

    Saturday, October 29, 2011 First Congregational Church 2501 Harrison Street Oakland, CA 94611

    6 PM

    $10 general / $35 front

    Purchase tickets here

  • Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree – Islam Quintet I

    January 1, 1993

    Published by Verso, 1993

    The first book in the five volume series of historical novels, The Islam Quintet

    “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

    “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

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