While Iraq's historical sites have largely slipped from the headlines, an international meeting was held this month in Paris to try to save them, writes David Tresilian
Alexandria: From Nasser to Lawrence Durrell
With celebrations underway to commemorate the publication of Durrell's Alexandria Quartet half a century ago, Mona Anis asks: is not the present high regard for the work in Egypt the very epitome of alienation?
A good Indian is a dead one
Drive the indigenes out, enslave them, wipe them off the face of the Earth, the Old Testament commands us. Gamal Nkrumah decries the pernicious twin concepts of the Promised Land and Chosen People
Colonising a metaphor
The Bible tells me so. Lurking behind the Middle East's problems -- and not only -- these days is the misuse of the Bible to further unscrupulous political ends, argues Eric Walberg