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But dust

A passage from the novel Lead Us Not, which I was working on as time allowed between 2006 and 2010… Never in my life have I considered putting my thoughts down on paper, but today something drives me to it. … Continue reading

18. March 2013 by Timothy Bowes
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Hold fast

This is the first chapter of a novel entitled Hold Fast, which I was working on sporadically between 2007 and 2011… Beneath the grey and pale blue sky the air hangs with that heavy scent of sea salt upon mud, its odour … Continue reading

15. March 2013 by Timothy Bowes
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And do not make them run away

You complained that your man was not religious, but at least he was kind. Now your husband is a zealot. One day we will hear you complain that this man made you hate Islam. Never will you ask what he … Continue reading

22. March 2011 by Timothy Bowes
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Past Burdens

‘You may have convinced everyone else Sara,’ sneered Sajeda, ‘but I’m not persuaded by this sudden transformation of yours.’1 Blocking the entrance to the prayer room, preventing Sara from entering, she raised her right hand and jabbed it towards her … Continue reading

25. October 2009 by Timothy Bowes
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Madrassa

The air in the prayer carries the beautiful scent of musk, its essence renewed by the dabbling of worshippers with the oils on the shelf after almost every ablution. Whenever the sun’s rays penetrate the porthole windows beneath the dome, … Continue reading

17. August 2007 by Timothy Bowes
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Miss Wheatcroft

Miss Wheatcroft, she’s a funny one. She’s a white Muslim like the artist formerly known as Cat Stephens except she’s a woman. When I say funny, I don’t mean she’s a comedian. One of my best friends is a white … Continue reading

09. February 2007 by Timothy Bowes
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