The comments by the presidential candidate in the United States of America has caused a stir, not just within the borders of this country, but it has its reverberations around the globe. Mr. Trump not only notices the effect in his businessdeals, but also in an attempt to block him from the United Kingdom (in … Continue reading 8 books about muslim life
The writer Laila Lalami has a few things in common with many of her fellow countrymen and countrywomen. They do not perform daily prayers. They do not go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. They do drink of the forbidden drink. They do give to charity. To Laila Lalami it shows she is not a very … Continue reading my life as a muslim
The Minister of Religious Affairs has given his opinion on some of the books that are on display at the International Book Fair / Salon at Algiers (Algeria). There seem to be books with sectarian tendencies or dogmatic tendencies. Read more about what he has to say.
Earlier this year the South African writer Z. P. Dala was attacked after she spoke at a literary meeting. She had expressed admiration for the work of Salman Rushdie. Some people did not like that. The attack was not the end, but a start of harassments, threats, challenges and rumours. Now Z.P. Dala speaks out … Continue reading zp dala on being attacked
At the end of her biographical book, Jacky Trevane (not her real name) gives two reasons for writing her book. One is: to get to terms with the events in her life that she describes in her book. The second reason: a warning to romantic souls. She was a romantic soul. This British lady travels … Continue reading FATWA
A fatwa was pronounced. The writer has taken his precautions, but he decided not to leave his country Algeria. The man is Kamel Daoud and he talks with a German newspaper about his situation and his writing. A fatwa cannot stop his thinking and writing.