With a mature and accomplished voice, this novel explores the growth in presence of radical Islam within the Caribbean. Under the shadow of corporate imperialism, complete with disenfranchised islanders, corrupt government ministers, and scheming U.S.-oil companies, Beatrice Salandy finds love with Adbul, a man who is second in command in a rising radical Muslim movement. With welfare schemes, grass-roots campaigning, and an air of incorruptibility, the movement becomes wildly popular with the island's poorest classes. But as events unfold, Beatrice begins to question Adbul's sincerity and honesty, and he becomes a fascinatingly unreliable voice in this moving and timely novel.
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Used availability for Brenda Flanagan's Allah in the Islands
August 2009 : UK Paperback