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Race, Identity and the Making of Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla has arrived. His back-lift to gully now appears the sort of lazy flourish that bored twelve-year-olds develop because they are staggeringly superior to their opposition, rather than the…..

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Timbuktu: It’s like a library has burned

News came yesterday, violent, rotten news. It’s been a steady rhythm from Mali, a country that has already suffered too much. But there’s something brutal in the news that Salafist…..

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The Wisdom of Nawal el Saadawi

Earlier today on Twitter I summarized 80 year-old Egyptian feminist activist and writer Nawal el Saadawi’s comments in an interview published in the weekend edition of The Financial Times.  The…..

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Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day

For over two decades, West African Muslims from the Murid Sufi Brotherhood come together at the annual Cheikh Amadou Bamba Day march in Harlem, New York. Scholar Zain Abdullah calls…..

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Yasiin Bey, ladies and gentlemen

The rapper formerly known as Mos Def’s take on the Jay Z track with his own song, “N****s in Poorest.”

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Demba Ba

Demba Ba has a habit of falling to his knees post-goal and praying.

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The Hajj of the Revolution?

Millions of Muslims from all over the world are currently gathered in Mecca for the Hajj, a pilgrimage that must be made by every Muslim who is financially and physically able…..