By Hafsah Noor, MSc Middle East Politics Four months ago, India celebrated with a flush of national pride as Narendra Modi of the Hindu nationalist, far-right Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). This was his second time being sworn in as Indian Prime Minister, after winning a landslide victory in the May 2019 general election. Kashmir cried […]


By Abida Tasnim, BA Economics Dear Nappers of SOAS, After all the amazing support and love shown at the Freshers Fayre, the team at Nap Society wanted to issue an official thank you piece – we hope you thoroughly enjoyed the pouches of dried lavender and lavender infused sleep masks. What better way to start […]

Conquering the World… While Black

By Adekunmi Olatunji, MA Linguistics “I, Dr Whytlaw III, the first and last word on white people, the alpha and omega of the White Man, will usher you safely through the woods. Have no fear. Walk with me.” October marks Black History Month, the annual commemoration celebrating African and Caribbean cultures and histories will take […]

Charity Week 2019

By Abida Tasnim, BA Economics Charity Week is a volunteer led campaign that the SOAS Islamic society take part in every year. This year we were graced with the best theme: SUPERHEROES! The ultimate vision of the Charity Week campaign is that of unity: in the words of T’Challa (The Black Panther)  “We all know […]

Top 4 Places to grab a bite near SOAS

Amina Ali, BA English and Arabic 1. House of Morocco, 82 Caledonian Rd, N1 9DN Moroccan owned, this café is a lovely place for breakfast, brunch or lunch – you could even study there! The comfortable, vibrant Moroccan-style sofas and pillows are a great space to unwind, read a book, write an essay or grab […]

Listening to history outside the colonial lens

Sara Khan, MA South Asian Area Studies  A set of 5 audio dramas by the theatre group Tamasha tries to change your perspective through some painful storytelling. The lights turned down. The audience stopped talking. We all got ready to hear an audio drama that might change our view of history. That was the reasoning […]