Neither Tariq Ali nor David Baddiel are afraid of controversy and engaging in serious issues with wit and depth. The Protocols of the Elders of Sodom, Ali’s latest collection of essays, shows the wide range of his interests from Cervantes to Zionism, cricket to Proust. The Infidel, David Baddiel’s eagerly anticipated film, is a hilarious comedy starring Omid Djalilli as a Muslim cab driver who suddenly finds out he’s adopted from a very different religious background. Prepare for an open and frank discussion of religion, politics and identity, peppered with humour and passion.
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Tariq Ali is an internationally acclaimed writer and filmmaker. He has written more than a dozen books on world history and politics, as well as scripts for the stage and screen. His latest novel and the final book in his Islam quintet, Night of the Golden Butterfly, is published by Verso in May. He is an editor of New Left Review and lives in London.