Granada Award: Reconquest to Recolonization

The Cultural Festival of the city of Granada has awarded Tariq Ali the Granadillo 2010 for his novels known as the Islam Quintet. The award was presented at a gathering of over 3000 citizens on the evening of 2 January, a day that marked the surrender of the country’s last Muslim kingdom to the Catholic kings Ferdinand and Isabella. Earlier that morning the right wing had marked the day with fascist groups carrying banners that read: FOR A NEW RECONQUEST, EXPEL ALL THE MUSLIMS FROM SPAIN.

Read Ali’s speech in response to the award here