July 2020: The World Today: War zone optimist.

December 2019: The World Today, Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, Qatar and the Gulf Crisis: A Study of Resilience.

July 2019: The World Today, Jared Diamond, Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change.

June 2019: The Observer, Hussein Kesvani, Follow Me, Akhi.

April, 2019: New Statesman, Geoff Edgers, Walk this Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, and the Song that Changed American Music Forever.

March 2019: The Observer, Mariam Khan, It’s Not About the Burqa.

September 2018: New Statesman, David Wearing, AngloArabia: Why Gulf wealth matters to Britain.

April 2018: New Statesman, Hip-hop’s unhappy families.

February 2018: New Statesman, Afua Hirsch, Brit(ish).

October 2017: Vulture, Wu-Tang Clan’s The Saga Continues is a return to form.

June 2017: The World Today, James Fergusson, Al Britannia, My Country and Clair Wills, Lovers and Strangers: an Immigrant History of Post-War Britain.

April, 2017: New Statesman, essay on three books about integration, The battle for the soul of British Islam.

April 2017: The World Today, Guy Laron, The Six-Day War: the breaking of the Middle East.

December 2015: The New Humanist, Ashwin Desai and Goolam Vahed, The South African Gandhi.

July 2015: Open Magazine, Yasmin Khan, The Raj at War.

April 2015: Open Magazine, Diego Maiorano, Autumn of the Matriarch.

February 2015: The World Today, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, Guantánamo Diary.

February 2015: The Independent, Dilip Hiro, The Longest August.

November 2014: Open Magazine, AN Wilson, Victoria: A Life.

October 2014: The World Today, Lawrence Wright, Thirteen Days in September Carter, Begin and Sadat at Camp David.

September 2014: The Independent, Ziauddin Sardar, Mecca the Sacred City.

August 2014: The World Today, Peter Oborne, Wounded Tiger The History of Cricket in Pakistan.

June 2014: The Quietus, Jack White, Lazaretto.

June 2014: The Independent, Innes Bowen, Medina in Birmingham, Najaf in Brent.

May 2014: The Quietus, Conor Oberst, Upside Down Mountain.

April 2014, The World Today, Andrew Hussey, The French intifada.

March 2014: The Independent, Rana Dasgupta, Capital.

November, 2008: The National, Guns N’Roses, Chinese Democracy.

October 2008: The National, Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Volume 8, Tell Tale Signs.

September 2008: The National, Metallica, Death Magnetic.

August 2008: The National, Ziauddin Sardar, Balti Britain.

December 2004: The Times, Christian Parenti, The Freedom Shadows and Hallucinations in Iraq.

February 2003: The Observer, Mike Davis, Dead Cities.

October 2001: The Observer, Charles R. Cross, Heavier Than Heaven.

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