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The Epic of Gilgamesh
The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics.
Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death.
The Babylonian version has been known for over a
century, but linguists are still deciphering new
fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's
gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a
fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive
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.
If we don't do the impossible, we shall be faced with the unthinkable - Petra Kelly.
'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
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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© 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.