The Homecoming King’s New Netflix Show – “Patriot Act”

Amaani Master, BA International Relations “I’m Hasan Minhaj, welcome to ‘Patriot Act’, we did it!’. This is how the first episode of “Patriot Act” began. Minhaj, who gained recognition as a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and his stand-up special “The Homecoming King”, is now the first Indian-American to host a […]

The Diversity Agenda

Maliha Shoaib, BA English and World Philosophies Representation matters. A statement passionately declared by our generation. Young people see diverse representation within the fashion industry as integral: diversity is demanded as socio-political awareness rises, the population continues to both become more diverse, and recognise minority groups. Modern ‘call-out’ culture via social media means we aren’t […]

Christmas in London 2018

Sumayyah Daisy Lane, BA History Culture Editor of the SOAS Spirit  Make the most of this festive month and what London has to offer this year with the Spirit’s Christmas guide. From ice skating rinks to Christmas markets, sink your teeth into the lists below which prove why London is the place to be during […]

Exhibition Review: “From Kabul to Kolkata: Of Belonging, Memories and Identity”

Swareena Gurung, MA South Asian Area Studies In 1892, Rabindranath Tagore’s short story, “The Kabuliwala” introduced to the Indian literary landscape the enduring figure of the peddler from Kabul. Since then, the loving bond between Tagore’s young heroine, Mini and her Kabuliwala has been reprised through translations and cinematic adaptations. The photography exhibition “From Kabul […]

TV Series Review: Killing Eve, BBC

Benjamin Jackson, MSc Violence, Conflict and Development Off the back of the highly successful “Fleabag”, English Director Phoebe Waller-Bridge blessed BBC viewers both at home and across the pond, with a bold, innovative adaption of Luke Jennings’ novel. “Killing Eve” is the funny yet gripping story of MI5 agent Eve (Sandra Oh), frustrated by her […]