Monthly Archives: February 2011

Links/Images of the Veil (HUM415)

Aboulela’s website:

Robert J.C. Young explains the cover of his book, Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction (2001):

Photos of Princess Hijab’s grafitti:

Culture bombing by Niqabitch:

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England in 1819 (HUM303)

An old, mad, blind, despised, and dying king,–
Princes, the dregs of their dull race, who flow
Through public scorn,–mud from a muddy spring,–
Rulers who neither see, nor feel, nor know,
But leech-like to their fainting country cling,
Till they drop, blind in blood, without a blow,–
A people starved and stabbed in the untilled field,–
An army, which liberticide and prey
Makes as a two-edged sword to all who wield,–
Golden and sanguine laws which tempt and slay;
Religion Christless, Godless–a book sealed;
A Senate,–Time’s worst statute unrepealed,–
Are graves, from which a glorious Phantom may
Burst, to illumine our tempestous day.
— Percy Bysshe Shelley