Sultan In Palermo

by Tariq Sousa Ali

Verso Press | September 26, 2006 | Trade Paperback

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The fourth novel in Tariq Ali’s ‘Islam Quintet’ charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but his conscience is troubled...

A Sultan in Palermo is a mythic novel in which pride, greed, and lust intermingle with resistance and greatness. It echoes a past that can still be heard today.

Praise for the Islam Quintet:

“A richly woven tapestry that even before its completion merits comparison with Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo trilogy.” Kirkus Reviews

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.5 × 5.3 × 0.75 in

Published: September 26, 2006

Publisher: Verso Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844671011

ISBN - 13: 9781844671014

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Sultan In Palermo

by Tariq Sousa Ali

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 240 pages, 7.5 × 5.3 × 0.75 in

Published: September 26, 2006

Publisher: Verso Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1844671011

ISBN - 13: 9781844671014

From the Publisher

The fourth novel in Tariq Ali’s ‘Islam Quintet’ charts the life and loves of the medieval cartographer Muhammed al-Idrisi. Torn between his close friendship with the sultan and his friends who are leaving the island or plotting a resistance to Norman rule, Idrisi finds temporary solace in the harem; but his conscience is troubled...

A Sultan in Palermo is a mythic novel in which pride, greed, and lust intermingle with resistance and greatness. It echoes a past that can still be heard today.

Praise for the Islam Quintet:

“A richly woven tapestry that even before its completion merits comparison with Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo trilogy.” Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

Tariq Ali is a writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics—including Pirates of the Caribbean, Bush in Babylon, The Clash of Fundamentalisms and The Obama Syndrome—as well as five novels in his Islam Quintet series and scripts for the stage and screen. He is an editor of the New Left Review and lives in London.

Editorial Reviews

“A marvelously paced and boisterously told novel of intrigue, love, insurrection and manipulation.”—The Guardian