In my novel JIHADI: A LOVE STORY, R.L. Firestone maintains that all wars are really puzzles, and the victors are the ones who get to pronounce their solutions.
“The Orient and Islam have a kind of extrareal, phenomenologically reduced status that puts them out of reach of everyone except the Western expert. From the beginning of Western speculation about the Orient, the one thing the Orient could not do was to represent itself. Evidence of the Orient was credible only after it had passed through and been made firm by the refining fire of the Orientalist’s work.”
For a summary of the blog tour for JIHADI: A LOVE STORY, click here.
For an excerpt of the novel, courtesy of Orenda Books and Espresso Coco, click here.
To meet with me in London on May 4 during Truth In Fiction, click here.