Books written by Navid Kermani

Upheaval

April 28, 2017 | 100 pages
By foot, in buses, prison vans and trains, a steady stream of refugees traveled from the Greek island of Lesbos into Europe. In the autumn of 2015, award–winning writer Navid Kermani decided to accompany them on the "Balkan route." In this perceptive account from the front line of the "refugee... More Info
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Between Quran and Kafka

Polity | October 17, 2016 | 300 pages
What connects Shiite passion plays with Brecht’s drama? Which of Goethe’s poems were inspired by the Quran? How can Ibn Arabi’s theology of sighs explain the plays of Heinrich von Kleist? And why did the Persian author Sadeq Hedayat identify with the Prague Jew Franz Kafka? ‘One who knows... More Info

God is Beautiful

Polity | January 20, 2015 | 400 pages
The melodious recitation of the Quran is a fundamental aesthetic experience for Muslims, and the start of a compelling journey of ideas. In this important new book, the prominent German writer and Islamic scholar Navid Kermani considers the manner in which the Quran has been perceived, apprehended... More Info