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The Arcadian Library (book cover)

More Pleasures of Imperialism

The Arcadian Library is an anthology, but the world it evokes sounds like so much more: a hidden library containing “one of the finest dedicated collections of books ever made about Western entanglement with the Middle East.” From The Times Literary Supplement: The earliest items are medieval manuscripts, but there are also many incunables, translations […]


In Brussels with WIDE

I’m thrilled to spend the next two days at WIDE’s annual meeting in Brussels, Belgium, attending panels on “Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Amidst the ‘Arab Springs,’ Challenges and Lessons Learnt Across the Region.” Inshallah (God willing), I’ll post some conference highlights next week. Images from the incredible Facebook Album Women of Egypt