This is the City where Alif the Unseen and his friends live.
Alif and Dina live in Baqara District. When Alif has to go on the run, they go to Vikram the Vampire, a rough character, for backup. Vikram lives in the Souk (covered market). Alif’s friend and armchair revolutionary NewQuarter01 lives in, you guessed it, the wealthy enclave of the New Quarter.
Speaking of the New Quarter, sometimes help can come from unexpected places. Alif probably never expected to visit the Empty Quarter out in the desert, inhabited only by jinn, or to take refuge in the City’s oldest and most storied
mosque, Al Basheera.
To follow Alif’s adventures, read an excerpt from the book!