Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree
"An enthralling story, unraveled 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."—The Independent Tariq Ali tells us the story of the aftermath of the... show more
"An enthralling story, unraveled 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."—The 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. 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
Publish date: July 1st 1993
Pages no: 244
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, 20th Century
, 15th Century
Series: Islam Quintet (#1)
I write this review after the close defeat of a potential US Senator, who believed among other things, that a Muslim should not serve in the US Senate because he wouldn’t swear on the Bible (said douche bag also believes that women should stay in the home and that sex with 14-year-old girls when you...
Beschreibung Granada im 15. Jahrhundert. Das spanische Königshaus erobert sich sein Land zurück. Infolge dessen finden Buchverbrennungen statt und die muslimischen Bürger sehen sich gezwungen zum Christentum zu konvertieren, da schon bald ein Leben als Anhänger des Islams oder als Anhänger des J...
This book is good. The writing style did not grab me, but it confirmed the little I previously knew about the Moors in Spain and their expulsion during the Inquisition. I didn't know previously that it was Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand, the ones who sent Columbus to discover America, that were a...