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Do Queer Muslims Need Saving?

Image by the anonymous artist Queer Habibi Disclaimer: This is a reworked paper, originally written for a course called “Post-Colonial Perspectives on …


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Goethe, as West embraces East

There is an interesting article on Qantara about the significance of the German poet Goethe’s famous West-Östliche Divan, first published 1819. To …


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Excavating Egyptology

The New York Review of Books has an interesting review of three recent books on the archaeology and filmic versions of ancient …


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Amish Camels

The image above, a drawing from the 1850s, epitomizes how the camel has been imagined for everyone in America, the West and …


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Banksy’s Donkey

By Peter Versteeg In 2007 street artist Banksy organized a project called Santa’s Ghetto in the city of Bethlehem, where international artists …


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