I saw them for the first time the year I turned thirty. Three months apart. There they were, both of them, looking back at me in black and white photos that I held in my hand.

In conceptualising the Muslim Atlantic, it is perhaps best to begin by considering the origins of the Atlantic world itself.

Shawkat found it impossible to balance all four drinks; instead, he manacled two pints of cold beer before depositing them with a manly nod in front of Dominic and Charlie.