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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

Textual Intervention: Critical and Creative Strategies for Literary Studies
Rob Pope, 1995, Routledge

This is a handbook/rhetoric/textbook that achieves the most practicable combination of literary and pedagogical theory I have ever seen. It is oriented equally to composition and analysis, to creative and critical writing. Pope's version of "textual studies as praxis" is energetic and highly developed; it is, in his words, "writing in process generated through negotiation in groups, often in a heterogeneous range of genres, materials and media". Pope's presentation is never anything but clear, lively, and often humorous-"Fortunately," as he admits, "all this is easier done than said". With the aim of stimulating (re)writing in all things, he has devised strategies and techniques for what he calls "heuristic interactive learning." He never flinches from the necessity, difficulty, or exhilaration of theory, and he refuses to accommodate academic distinctions often maintained between creative writing and critical analysis; basic, introductory, and advanced writing; invention, arrangement, and style; and composition, cultural, and literary studies." David E. Stacey

Also Reading: Joseph Conrad, Thomas C. Moser [Ed.], 'Lord Jim' (Norton Critical Editions, 1900/1996); Erskine Childers, 'Riddle of the Sands' (Penguin, 1903/1995)
 

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

   
H
istory
A Vision of Britain Through Time
The Victorian Web
Neo-Victorian Studies
Muslim Heritage
1001 Inventions
 

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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. 

Macbeth, 2010, Rupert Goold; 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
 

YouTube

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.