The Messenger is a retelling of the life of Muhammad. After Muhammad’s death, his right hand and chronicler Zayd wonders who the prophet really was. Through the testimonies of those who knew him best, he reconstructs the life of Muhammad, from his birth to his death. Muhammad is portrayed as a human being, a man with dreams, who develops from a prophet into a powerful leader.
Kader Abdolah (Iran) is also the author of three other Dutch novels released in English… Read more
‘With his narrative and translation he has created a magnum opus. A masterpiece that directly enriches Dutch literature’ —De Volkskrant
‘It is a sensational piece of work. Daring, loving and beautiful. The Messenger and The Koran are an excellent key to understanding the Islam better.’ —FARAH KARIMI, director of Oxfam Novib
‘It is the first translation of the Koran that I know that is actually accessible. I hope that both books will contribute to more knowledge, insight and understanding for those people who think of this religion as inaccessible, strange and threatening.’ —ANTON VAN KALMTHOUT, university professor