Bagila Bukharbayeva is a former Central Asia correspondent for the Associated Press. She is a winner of the Paul Klebnikov Courage in Journalism Award.
This is an important book, combining discussions of large-scale political events with insights into their impact on individual Muslims and Muslim communities. . . . Highly recommended.* Choice *
This is an important book for scholars of modern Uzbekistan, and will be a worthwhile addition to student reading lists. It provides a fascinating journalistic account of an important period in modern post-Soviet politics, and will also appeal to general readers interested in the Central Asian region. For students and scholars of Islamist movements, there are also important insights into processes of religious revival and radicalization.-- David Lewis]]>,