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Bewildered and British
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Bewildered and British

The back cover of Mahtab Hussain’s “You get me?” is a condensed anthology of headlines from some of Britain’s most awful newspapers.   Sean sheehan   This is just four of them:  “Muslim thugs aged Just 12 in knife attack on Brit schoolboy” (Daily Star,    2010), “Muslims tell us how […]

Making the transitory eternal
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Making the transitory eternal

We all get depressed – if not now or yesterday then tomorrow or sometime after – and anyone who doesn’t has something wrong with them. Such people would benefit from professional advice because they are lacking something that is an essential part of being a human animal.   Sean sheehan […]

Teju Cole - Schriftsteller und Fotograf
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Looking sideways at life

“Blind spot” is a book of photographs taken by Teju Cole on his global travels and each of the images is accompanied by text on the facing page. Surprise number one: there is often a disconnect between the pictures and the prose; what you see does not always relate to […]

Fleeing the filth of war
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Fleeing the filth of war

Nuba, wrestler, images: put these three words into an online search and you’ll see George Rodger’s famous black-and-white photograph of a victorious Nuba wrestler being carried through a crowd on the shoulders of his defeated opponent.   Sean Sheehan   It is the best known example of Rodger’s work in […]