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Ali writes well, her opening is striking as she describes her mother’s and grandmother’s upbringing in nomadic clans in Somalia. Life is harsh and honour-based, Islam a mere veneer on ancient animistic culture.

Secular Shelf Life Sarah Allen

INFIDEL By Aayan Hirsi Ali £12.99

This is a strong book by a strong woman. It has been published at a time when reactions to Islam are growing less tolerant and will serve to incite more to despise this faith. Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a well-known figure, and here she tells her story of her journey from Somalia to America and Muslim to atheist. It is a readable book, a real page-turner, and it is a very important book for Christians.