Elijah Lawal is an author and diversity activist who works for Google as PR Manager by day. His book is a definitive guide to combating racist stereotypes against the black community. A friendly and knowledgeable individual.
In an age where the novelty of books is wearing off, radical bookshops are standing the test of time. Check out our Spirit approved list of independent booksellers below! 56A Infoshop (Walworth, South London) volunteer-run DIY social centre They offer a library archive of 1,400 books and 50,000 pamphlets, support for squatters, and a welcoming […]
Interviewed by Uswa Ahmed, BA World Philosophies The SOAS Spirit sat down with the author of “The Pacifist’s Sword” and SOAS Alumni “Saif the Writer” to talk about the difficulties of pursuing a career in writing. Uswa Ahmed: Introduce yourself? Saif: My name is Saif. I am a former SOAS student and author of “The […]
Few noticed award-winning author and activist, Arundhati Roy, as she squeezed through the crowd last Saturday night at SOAS’ Brunei Gallery. The crowd she passed through, of course, was the very audience eagerly waiting to see her. Arundhati was on her way to deliver a talk titled, “Utmost Happiness & Utmost Sadness: The Diary of India […]
An interview with Jack Shenker on the topic of his first book, ‘The Egyptians: A Radical Story,’ published by Allen Lane / Penguin in January 2016, the Egyptian revolution, and journalism. Atika Dawood, BA Arabic and Linguistics Atika Dawood: I’ll start with a cliché, were you always interested in journalism? Jack Shenker: “When I was […]
Nikheel Gorolay, MA Intensive South Asian Studies Freshers can be a strange time. You’ve spent a week settling into your new digs, getting to know people and making friends, and perhaps even spending several nights moving your feet on a sticky dancefloor. And then you come across that reading list you picked up a few […]