Ronah Baha discusses the politics of the BBC's decision to name their BBC Afghanistan page 'BBC Dari', focusing on the rich diversity of Persian literary and civilisational linguistic histories.
It is a pleasure for us to present the list of the Arabic books available at N4 Library. The acquisition of the books stems from the will, shared by Islington Council and the members of the MULOSIGE research project at SOAS (University of London), to improve services provided, especially with regard to the variety of languages, cultures and literatures that coexist in London.
Is there such thing as a single language? Capildeo's poetry emphasises linguistic multiplicity even in monoglot societies.
The Maghreb strand of MULOSIGE put together a panel for the World Congress of Middle Eastern Studies (WOCMES), held in Seville (Spain), 16-20 July. Entitled “Re-imagining the Maghreb beyond Mashreqi and colonial mediation: Morocco as a case study,” the panel explored new theoretical and methodological tools to grasp Morocco’s complex cultural, literary, and historical specificities as well as its connection to wider ‘significant geographies’ including Europe, the Islamic West, and the Arabic-speaking world.
Javed Majeed joined us for an informative and enjoyable reading group where we discussed his work on the Linguistic Survey of India and its superintendent, George Grierson.