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Nile Green
Professor of History, University of California, Los Angeles

Nile Green is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. His latest book is The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London (2016).

Written by Nile Green

Essay/
Religion
Islam’s forgotten bohemians

With its subversive poetry, rejection of politics, and ecstatic rituals, Sufi Islam continues to surprise and to thrive

Nile Green