Vegetarian Turkish Menemen

Syraat Al Mustaqeem, BA English  Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Portion size: 2 person INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil ½ onion, finely chopped (optional) 2 peppers, chopped 1 tin chopped tomatoes or canned tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, sliced (optional) 1 green onion, ½ for cooking and ½ for […]

Muslim Women Have Had Enough

Rihab Attioui, MA Postcolonial Studies No, our critique only comes in one shade now: scathing. The official trailer for Hala was released on 5 November 2019. Hala is a new film that supposedly made so many “waves” at Sundance that Apple deemed it worthy enough to purchase its worldwide distribution rights, streaming it exclusively on […]

Nigeria disqualified from the Oscars

Destiny Adeyemi, BA African studies The requirement of non-English prevents countries like Nigeria…from using and fluctuating between a variety of languages The Nigerian film ‘Lionheart’, was disqualified from the Academy Awards’ ‘Best International Feature Film’ category, on 5 November, for having too much dialogue in English. Lionheart, which is currently on Netflix, details the story […]

RSC’s Taming of the Shrew subverts gender roles in a production pertinent to our #MeToo culture

Josh Mock, BA Arabic and Persian The matriarchal reimagining of 1590’s Italy in this production and the objectification of male characters leaves men squirming in their seats Each year I look forward to the winter RSC Shakespeare productions at the Barbican, and this year I was not disappointed. With each performance offering 20 £5 tickets […]