Category Archives: Philosophy

Keenan Malik- ‘From Fatwah to Jihad’

Episode sixteen: Keenan Malik- ‘From Fatwah to Jihad’


Keenan Malik is an Indian-born British writer, lecturer and broadcaster, trained in neurobiology and the history of science . he is also a writer, lecturer and broadcaster and a  presenter of Analysis, BBC Radio 4’s flagship current affairs programme and a panelist on the Moral Maze.

It is 20 years since the late Ayatollah Khomeini declared that everyone involved in the publication and sale of Salman Rushdie’s novel The Satanic Verses should be killed. Keenan Malik’s book FROM FATWAH TO JIHAD – The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath attempts to understand the legacy of its publication  and questions the  notions of political correctness it has led us into in our debates about cultural differences.

Keenan opened our interview by explaining the context for his book and the significance of its publication date. Because it is such  an important  and complex issue , Keenan’s read and interview will be our whole show this week.

Music Track : ‘ Bollyrock ‘by Fourplay from Cd ‘Now to   the Future’

Keenan Malik was recorded at the Byron Writers Festival 2017

New Authors on Narratives!

Each week there will be an upload of between 3 to 5 new authors on the Narratives site- here are this weeks offerings.

Travels with my Guitar
Travels with my Guitar

Carl Cleves has read from his memoir  ‘Tarab’ of an hilarious and horrifying account of consulting a Faith Healer in South America .





Peter Breen has read  from his soon to be published memoir ‘Candidates Disease’ in which we get an insiders account of the goings on in Federal Parliament during the last elections.



David Lovejoy reads from ‘Heresy’ – a book that is both philosophical argument and fiction.