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The Kindness of Enemies, by Leila Aboulela

The Kindness of Enemies: A Novel - Leila Aboulela

After 9/11, I feel like the western world got a crash course in Islam. The conversation about what jihad and spiritual authority in Islam are still going on. Leila Aboulela’s The Kindness of Enemies takes that conversation and not only puts it into historical context but also gives us a story about three people who get caught out on the wrong side of religion, culture, and even race. Imam Shamil, an actual historical figure, provides a point of intersection for our three protagonists: a modern scholar, a nineteenth century Georgian princess, and the Imam’s first son...

 

Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.