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Egypt after Edward Said

Last December, when the Institut d’Egypte was burned down, I thought immediately of Edward Said. Napoleon’s expedition to Europe is described at the beginning of Orientalism, where it is a classic…..

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Orientalism in Sub-Saharan Africa

James North: Orientalism takes a different form in sub-Saharan Africa.  There, Orientalists do not emphasize the “Islamic” angle quite as much, although they do sometimes suggest that a “fault line” running…..

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Africa on Film: A New Series

We also aim to educate. Over the next few months, Allison Swank will commence a new weekly series on popular (and not-so-popular) films in the United States ‘about’ Africa. The…..

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Edward Said's Orientalism Revisited

The Middle East Institute in Washington, DC, has put out a short PDF of critical responses to the late Edward Said’s Orientalism thesis. This is the quick view of the…..

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Edward Said. Giant Intellectual

One of my favorite quotes is this line said by Edward Said, intellectual and Palestinian, in an interview with Tariq Ali in 1994: “I’ve never felt myself to belong to any establishment of…..