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The universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the wonder of a child my soul; anarcho-pacifism my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.

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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

Then & Now
A Vision of Britain Through Time
100 Great Black Britons
Caspar David Friedrich
The Victorian Web
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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.

The 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.

Licentiate reading listAutism

Autism: A New Introduction to Psychological Theory and Current Debate
Sue Fletcher-Watson & Francesca Happé, 2019, Routledge

Based on Francesca Happé’s best-selling textbook, Autism: An Introduction to Psychological Theory, this completely new edition provides a concise overview of contemporary psychological theories about autism. Fletcher-Watson and Happé explore the relationship between theories of autism at psychological (cognitive), biological and behavioural levels, and consider their clinical and educational impact.

The universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the wonder of a child my soul; anarcho-pacifism my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.


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The Epic of Gilgamesh
Benjamin R. Foster [Trans. Ed.], 2019, Second Norton Critical Edition

This Norton Critical Edition includes:

  • An expanded translation from the Akkadian by Benjamin R. Foster based on new discoveries, adding lines throughout the world’s oldest epic masterpiece.
  • Benjamin R. Foster’s full introduction and expanded explanatory annotations.
    Eleven illustrations.
  • Analogues from the Sumerian and Hittite narrative traditions along with “The Gilgamesh Letter,” a parody of the epic enjoyed by Mesopotamian schoolchildren during the first millennium BCE.
  • Essays by Thorkild Jacobsen, William L. Moran, Susan Ackerman, and Andrew R. George, and a poem by Hillary Major.
  • A Glossary of Proper Names and a Selected Bibliography.

Intertextual: Stephanie Dalley [Tr.], 'Myths from Mesopotamia Creation, The Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others' (Oxford University Press, 2000); David Damrosch, 'The Buried Book' (Holt, 2007); A. George [Trans.], 'The Epic of Gilgamesh' (Penguin Classics, 2003); Jenny Lewis, 'Gilgamesh Retold' (Carcanet, 2018); Joan London, 'Gilgamesh' (Atlanta Books, 2004); Stephen Mitchell, 'Gilgamesh: A New English Version' (Profile Books, 2005); N. K. Sanders, 'The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Version with an Introduction' (Penguin Classics, 1972); Michael Schmidt, 'Gilgamesh: The Life of a Poem' (Princeton University Press, 2019)


The Paintings That Revolutionized Art
Philippa Hurd [Trans.], 2017, Prestel

What makes the Book of Kells such an extraordinary example of the illuminated manuscript? Why is Dürer’s self-portrait so iconic? How did Turner’s Rain, Steam, Speed turn the art world on its head? What’s so great about Jasper Johns’s Flag? And who was Whistler’s mother, anyway? Art history is filled with paintings that shocked, intrigued, enraged, and mystified their audiences—paintings that exemplified the period in which they were created and forever changed the way we think. Here, 100 examples of these icons of art are presented in beautiful, high-quality reproductions. Each spread features comparative illustrations and details as well as an engaging text that explains why that particular painting belongs in the pantheon of world-changing art.

Intertextual: Anselm Kiefer, 'Gilgamesh and Enkidu in the Cedar Forest II' ('Gilgamesh und Enkidu im Zederwald II'): Oil, acrylic, emulsion, and shellac on original photograph over cardboard (1981). Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa


The Story of Film
Mark Cousins, 2011, Pavilion

An updated edition of the most accessible and compelling history of the cinema yet published, now also a fascinating 15-hour film documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey. Film critic, producer and presenter, Mark Cousins shows how film-makers are influenced both by the historical events of their times, and by each other. He demonstrates, for example, how Douglas Sirk’s Hollywood melodramas of the 1950s influenced Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s despairing visions of 1970s Germany; and how George Lucas’ Star Wars epics grew out of Akira Kurosawa’s The Hidden Fortress.

Documentaries: Before the Flood, Fisher Stevens (dir.), 2016; Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft (dir.), 2012; The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett (dir.), 2011; The War You Don't See, John Pilger (dir.), 2010; The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin (dir.), 2009; The Corporation, Joel Bakan (dir.), 2006; The Yes Men, Dan Ollman et al (dir.), 2003; The New Rulers of the World, John Pilger (dir.), 2001

Intertextual: Fisher Stevens (dir.) 'Before The Flood' (National Geographic, 2016)


The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century
Alex Ross, 2012, Fourth Estate

In The Rest is Noise, music critic Alex Ross gives us a riveting tour of the wild landscape of twentieth-century classical music: portraits of individuals, cultures, and nations reveal the predicament of the composer in a noisy, chaotic century. recommendations to accommodate the first years of the 21st Century.

Intertextual: Fortitude J. B. Huddlebeck, 'The Flood: A Spotify Play List' 

 This website is best viewed on a laptop or PC monitor. © Julian Yaqub 2019, 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.