Category: Features

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London’s Dark Winter Illuminated

Ameera Iqbal, BA International Relations and History Last weekend, the first ever lights festival to hit the capital took place with London’s iconic buildings and locations illuminated by 30 jaw-dropping installations. Taking inspiration from...

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The Plight of Freedom

Racha Sobratee, BSc Economics SOAS students have collaborated to found a new online platform, Huraia, publishing articles discussing the wider MENA (Middle East North Africa) region. To celebrate the launch of Huraia, the JCR...

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The Music of the Calais Migrants

Ed Emery It all starts with the drum. Not just any old drum but the darbuka drum. It has a long-standing, ancient history in the Mediterranean and Arab world. I am an ethnomusicologist, and I do musical...

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Knowledge is Power: A SOAS Perspective on Calais

SOAS Goes to Calais Writing Group: Frances Grahl, Leonetta Luciano Fendi, Laetitia Sanchez Incera, Maria Vittoria Salvatori, Donata Pianon, Surani Himasha Weerappulige, Will Young, Olivia Qasir, Anna Fox, Sara Selleri, Ed Emery, Mohammed Omar On the 12th of June, 2009, SOAS cleaners were...

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Stories from Calais

A group from SOAS visited Calais in reading week. Here are some of their stories, and a poem from the ‘Jungle:’ “I was speaking to a man from Afghanistan named Adel, about what it...