Book Review: The Moslems Are Coming
It’s a book that might attract curious stares if you’re found reading it in public.
But don’t get excited as yet. The subtitle ‘Encounters with a desktop terrorist’ might give you the impression that you’re in for a thriller about a jihadi who takes on the world from the comfort of his desktop. But the book isn’t any of that. I was mildly disappointed when I learnt this.
However, that was soon overcome by Essa’s remarkable prose, wicked humour and a mature opinion on issues which seemed isolated in the 90s, but are extremely relevant in a world which is far more connected than earlier.
Based on the author’s popular blog, this book is a collection of essays on a variety of topics, ranging from international politics, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racial discrimination and offers a unique point of view on the Israel Palestine conflict, the India-Pakistan issues, how the soccer world cup held inSouth Africadidn’t do anything for the economy, amongst other things.
The book is a fresh insight from a writer who belongs to the Twitter generation and is one of the resurgent voices of independent thought in a world that’s come to cherish and celebrate the Arab spring.
The author writes with a flair that’s unmatched. Witty, wicked and satirical, the book is a sharp insight from a writer looking for self-identity in a world where despite blurred borders, remains an environment of hostility, suspicion and unwelcome sentiments.
Essa has a provocative pen, one that’s skilled at satire and tall enough to get a bird’s eye-view of global happenings.
Recommended reading for the evolved reader, who is politically aware of international politics and global issues.
- Sanjay V