Critical Muslim | 18


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April 2016 9781849046268 256pp


Hassan Mahamdallie walks the streets of Detroit — the city America allowed to die; Ziauddin Sardar visits the ‘first city’ at the crossroads of Asia; Boyd Tonkin is shocked at the new gleaming cultural capitals of Dubai and Abu Dhabi; Robert Irwin unearths Basra during the Abbasid period; Kevin Ovenden looks at modern-day Athens in turmoil; Judy Cox sees London through the visions of William Blake; and Nazry Bahrawi takes in the nostalgia and popular culture of Singapore.

Also in this issue: past and present explorations of Lahore, Melbourne and Istanbul; a photo essay on the dreams of the migrant workers of the Gulf; and the last word column by Myriam Francois-Cerrah.


Ziauddin Sardar is an award-winning, internationally renowned writer, futurist and cultural critic. A former New Statesman columnist and Equality and Human Rights Commissioner, he has authored many books, including Desperately Seeking Paradise: Journeys of a Sceptical Muslim; Reading the Qur'an; and Mecca: The Sacred City. He is editor of the influential quarterly Critical Muslim.  

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