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Stretching deep into the West Yorkshire Pennines, the socialist municipality of Clagsborough straddles the confluence of the rivers Claggy and Hengment, replete with its solar-powered centipede trams, zero-carbon whalebacks, and clockwork dirigibles. Three other participatory democracies finger the outskirts of its ancient triskelion valley: Hopplesdale to the west; Lower Wharram to the north west; with the forest city of Fuggley-on-Aire to the south.

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
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.

 

Licentiate reading list Books

The Poetry Toolkit: The Essential Guide to Studying Poetry: 3rd Edition
Rhian Williams, 2019, Bloomsbury

Now thoroughly revamped with a diverse selection of poetic voices from the last fifty years, this third edition of Rhian Williams's bestselling book guides readers through key terms, genres and concepts that help them to develop a richer, more sophisticated approach to reading, thinking and writing about poetry. Combining an easy-to-use reference format with in-depth practice readings and further exercises, the book helps students master the study of poetry for themselves.

As well as featuring more contemporary voices, the 3rd edition includes an expanded practical section giving guidance on close reading, comparative reading and advice on writing critically about poetry. In addition, the book is accompanied by a companion website offering audio recordings of poetry readings, weblinks and overviews of key theoretical approaches to support advanced study.
 

Stretching deep into the West Yorkshire Pennines, the socialist municipality of Clagsborough straddles the confluence of the rivers Claggy and Hengment, replete with its solar-powered centipede trams, zero-carbon whalebacks, and clockwork dirigibles. Three other participatory democracies finger the outskirts of its ancient triskelion valley: Hopplesdale to the west; Lower Wharram to the north west; with the forest city of Fuggley-on-Aire to the south.

Study Links

 . Collins Online Dictionary
 . Geoffrey Chaucer
 . English Subject Centre
 . Great Writers Inspire
 . International Phonetic Alphabet
 . Introducing Cultural Studies
 . Keywords Project
 . Mervyn Peake
 . Michael Ende
 . Norton Anthology
 . Poetry Toolkit
 . RSC: Shakespeare's Plays
 . The Wonderbook
 . World Literature

Other Links
 . Adbusters
 . Nafeez Ahmed
 . Al-Jazeera English
 . Amnesty International UK
 . Anti Fascist Network
 . Asian Image
 . Autism Acceptance Day
 . Beyond Victoriana
 . BFI
 . Black Presence in Britain
 . Bureau of Investigative Journalism
 . CAGE
 . Campaign Against Arms Trade
 . Colonial Film
 . The Comic Strip Library
 . The Conversation
 . Electronic Intifada
 . English PEN
 . Enough
 . The Equality Trust
 . Robert Fisk
 . Gender Wiki
 . Green Party (UK)
 . Greenpeace UK
 . Informed Comment
 . Institute of Race Relations
 . Insurge Intelligence
 . Jouvert
 . Keep Our NHS Public
   Monitoring and assessing civilian casualties from international airstrikes in Iraq, Syria and Libya.
 . Libcom.org
 . Loonwatch
 . Mehdi Hasan
 . Media Diversified
 . MEND  
 . George Monbiot
 . Naomi Klein
 . Natural Death Centre
 . New Economics Foundation
 . Ngram Viewer
 . Open Democracy
 . University of Oxford Podcasts
 . Project Muse
 . Prevent Watch
 . Pride's Purge
 . John Pilger's Films
 . Race & Class
 . RCG
 . Runnymede Trust
 . Sniggle
 . Spinwatch
 . Together Against Prevent
 . Viktoria Modesta
 . War on Want
 . Word Spy
 . World Development Movement
 . The Yes Lab
 . Dhafer Youssef
 . Z Magazine

 

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. 

Titus, Julie Taymor, 1999; Othello, Oliver Parker, 1995; Macbeth, Rupert Goold, 2010; Citizenfour, Laura Poitra, 2015; The A-Word, Peter Cattaneo et al, 2016; 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, Rafeef Ziadah, Shpongle, Alex Harvey Band, Dhafer Youssef, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Wilfred Owen, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, Stewart Lee, Riz-MC, John Agard, Michael Franti, Joan Armatrading, Tony Bennett, 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.
 

 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.