In the Land of the Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur is King

In the Land of the Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur is King

December 2007 sees the publication of a new book on Iran and the Middle East. Entitled, ‘In the Land of the Ayatollahs Tupac Shakur is King’, the book is a fresh, humorous and intelligent look at many of the problems facing East-West relations.

The book has already received a number of excellent reviews:

‘Part travelogue, part memoir, In the Land of the Ayatollahs is like no other book about the contemporary Muslim world. Both in style and substance, Aziz may one day be considered the V.S. Naipaul of his generation.’
Reza Aslan, author of No god but God: The Origins, Evolution and Future of Islam

‘Aziz is a pop culture, post-modern Ibn Battuta exploring the worlds that exist at the fault lines of globalisation. In the Land of the Ayatollahs is an earnest travelogue that takes the reader beyond stereotypes and depicts the Muslim world as it really is–a place of complexity and contradiction where globo-culture meets religion with surprising consequences. Aziz has an eye for the quirky and the bizzare. His matter-of-fact style and whimsical narrative –replete with caveats and intellectual excursions–gives us a lively insight into a world beyond the headlines and hysterical op-ed columns. The result is an entertaining, intelligent travel diary.’
Abdul Rehman Malik, Q News: The Muslim Magazine

‘Elegant, witty and informative. Aziz represents a fascinating and timely perspective on the Middle East.’
Henry Hemming, author of Misadventure in the Middle East

‘This inspired book is an amusing, insightful, touching, reverent account of journeys through Iran, Syria, Jordan and Palestine. Littered with witticisms, satire and complex analyses of issues in relation to Islam and Muslims, past and present, home and abroad. This chronicle is an important and necessary book that will give many a geat deal to think about. Religion, ethnicity, culture, identity, international relations and Islamic social history are cogently discussed and interpreted. This body of work is an illuminating and highly enjoyable cocktail of observation, inspection and introspection.’
Tahir Abbas FRSA, Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Culture, University of Birmingham

The book is available from,, Borders, Blackwells and many other major internet and retail outlets.

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