Author Archives: Julian Yaqub

About Julian Yaqub

I am a Muslim Anarchist: 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.

Journal 15 May 2017

I’ve been presumptuous and arrogant. It’s impossible to study Literature ad hoc. Nobody can wing literary theory. A student must engage with a reasonable selection of Literature’s primary fictional and interpretative texts if she or he really wants to get to grips … Continue reading

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Journal 06 May 2017

There are a couple of reasons why I’m starting off my studies by reading Andrew Bennett & Nicholas Royle’s An Introduction to Literature, Criticism and Theory (Routledge, 2016). But there are plenty of reasons I shouldn’t be. Speculative fiction is … Continue reading

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Journal 05 May 2017: Book Review

Short review: Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger, & Mark A. McDaniel (2014) Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning (Harvard University Press) Back in the 1970s, when I was a struggling through my ‘O’ levels whilst dodging those pupils … Continue reading

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Journal 02 May 2017

There must have been a point in time, although I can’t remember it, when my spiritual quest came to an end. There was nothing else to search for, no expectation, no hope. There is no God, no Tao, no love, … Continue reading

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