The narrator in this novel has long been fascinated by the unexpressed artistic aspect of Islam. He wants to portray the life of The Prophet Mohammed in a series of oil-paintings, a project which would be a violation of the Islamic ban on creating images. We follow his progress through several notable projects, including a series of portraits of terrorists and mass murderers, before he has the idea of the Mohammed exhibition. On the way (to Mecca), his fate is interwoven with other artists, alive and dead.
''The Road to Mecca’ is easy to read, with many sparkling stories and imaginative use of text.'
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