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Stretching deep into the Pennines, the Grand Imperial Municipality of Clagsborough straddles the confluence of the rivers Claggy and Hengment in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The fingertips of three other conurbations sit just out of reach of its ancient triskelion valley: Hopplesdale to the west; Lower Wharram to the north west; with the city of Fuggley-on-Aire to the south.


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Licentiate Foundation Bibliography Books

King Lear
William Shakespeare, R. A Foakes [Ed.], 1997, Bloomsbury

William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the 'Bard of Avon'. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Shakespeare was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire and was baptised on 26 April 1564. Thought to have been educated at the local grammar school, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he went on to have three children, at the age of eighteen, before moving to London to work in the theatre. Two erotic poems, Venus and Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece were published in 1593 and 1594 and records of his plays begin to appear in 1594 for Richard III and the three parts of Henry VI. Shakespeare's tragic period lasted from around 1600 to 1608, during which period he wrote plays including Hamlet and Othello. The first editions of the sonnets were published in 1609 but evidence suggests that Shakespeare had been writing them for years for a private readership.

Shakespeare spent the last five years of his life in Stratford, by now a wealthy man. He died on 23 April 1616 and was buried in Holy Trinity Church in Stratford. The first collected edition of his works was published in 1623.

Also reading: Lindy Miller, 'Mastering Practical Criticism (Palgrave, 2001); Rebecca Warren, 'York Notes: King Lear' (Pearson and York Press, 2003)
  

I am a Muslim Anarcho-feminist: earth-universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the qur'an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.

Municipal Papers
European Islamophobia Report 2016 - 31/03/17
Sir John Chilcot's Statement - 06/07/16
Media fuelling rising hostility towards Muslims in Britain - University of Cambridge, 2016
Forgotten Women: The Impact of Islamophobia on Muslim Women - European Network Against Racism, 2016
Building Distrust: Ethnic Profiling in Primary Schools - Claystone, September 2015
PREVENT will have a chilling effect on open debate, free speech and political dissent, 2015
A Decade Lost: Rethinking Radicalisation and Extremism, 2015
The American far-right’s trojan horse in Westminster, Nafeez Ahmed, 2015
Open Letter to Al-Baghdadi, 2014
Europol Report: All Terrorists are Muslims…Except the 99.6% that Aren’t, Loonwatch, 2010

   
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A Vision of Britain Through Time
The Victorian Web
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Muslim Heritage
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College Papers
Trump Intelligence Allegations, 2017
Casualty Figures after 10 Years of the “War on Terror”, PSR, 2015
The Cold War on British Muslims: An examination of Policy Exchange and the Centre for Social Cohesion, 2011
The Future of the Global Muslim (1.6 billion+) Population, The Pew Forum, 2011
From Suspects to Citizens: Preventing Violent Extremism in a Big Society, Jamie Bartlett & Jonathan Birdwell, Demos, 2010
Muslim Demographics: The Truth, BBC, 2009
Anatomy of the Salafi Movement, Q. Wiktorowicz, 2006
Dating Muslim Traditions: A Survey, Harald Motzki, 2005
The Clash of Ignorance, Edward W.  Said, 2001
The Qur’an: God and Man in Communication, Nasr Abu Zayd, 2001

'Like Venus, my head spins in a different direction to the majority; like Triton, I orbit in one direction and my world turns in another.' Julian Yaqub

 

excerpt of a love song
in Classical Arabic.

 

TV/DVD

Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012

Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned. 

Othello, Oliver Parker, 1995; Macbeth, Rupert Goold, 2010; Citizenfour, Laura Poitra, 2015; The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al 2016; Orange Is the New Black, Jenji Kohan, 2013; Breaking Bad, Vince Gilligan, 2008-13; This Is England, Shane Meadows, 2006; The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006; The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011; The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin, 2009; The War You Don't See, John Pilger, 2010; The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger, 2001; In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis, 2007; Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011
 

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Featuring Senser, Akala, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Radiohead, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, Christopher Eccleston, Lady Ga-Ga, We Cut Corners, and Pharrell Williams.
 
Spotify® Playlist
Ishq, Dhafer Youssef, Bandish Projekt, Hindi Zahra, Joi, Zingaia, Bark Psychosis, Bhundu Boys, State of Bengal, Zavoloka, Banco de Gaia, Loop Guru, Tartit, Fridel Lelonek, Baka Beyond, Hibernation, Shpongle, Dhol Foundation, The Octopus Project, Kaya Project, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Stereolab, Kaya Project.
 

 © Julian Yaqub 2016, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition. Clagsborough College opposes political violence whether perpetuated by nation states or non-state actors. At the same time, the college denounces Prevent and the work of the UK Research Information and Communications Unit along with all other attempts to scapegoat Muslims for Britain's cultural decline.