Tariq Ali interviewed by Kashif Ahmed about The Islam Quintet

In conversation with Kashif Ahmed, Tariq Ali discusses the themes and characters of his set of novels The Islam Quintet. In a wide-ranging interview, Ali talks about why he chose to start writing fiction, and its relation to his opinions on Middle Eastern sovereignty, attacks on Islam, the way to defend Islamic culture, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Along the way he touches on his experiences of the left in the ‘60s and now, and what kind of political action is most effective today.

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