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A Wayward Thunderbolt  

I am a Muslim Anarchist: the universe is my home; humankind my family; the libraries of the world are my mind; a mother's tears my heart; the qur'an my soul; non-violence my creed; peace and justice my purpose; dialogue, education and critical reflection my toolbox.

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Library Word: vagarious (adj.) - erratic and unpredictable in behaviour or direction.

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Reading Now:

The Gothic: A Very Short Introduction
Nick Groom, 2012, Oxford University Press

Reveals that the Gothic has predominantly been a way of understanding and responding to the past. Time after time, the Gothic has been invoked in order to reveal what lies behind conventional history. It is a way of disclosing secrets, whether in the constitutional politics of seventeenth-century England or the racial politics of the United States. While contexts change, the Gothic perpetually regards the past with fascination, both yearning and horrified. It reminds us that neither societies nor individuals can escape the consequences of their actions.

Fiction Books (c.101/04):
     - Jonathan Swift, ‘Gulliver’s Travels’
     - H. Rider Haggard, ‘She’
     - George Macdonald, ‘Lilith’
     - William Morris, 'News from Nowhere'
     - H. G. Wells, ‘The Time Machine’
     - Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 'Herland'
     - Lord Dunsany, ‘The Gods of Pegāna’
     - David Lindsay, ‘A Voyage to Arcturus’
     - G. K. Chesterton, ‘The Man Who Was Thursday’
     - Chris Baldick [Ed.], The Oxford Book of Gothic Tales [Part II]

Study Plan
A Wayward Thunderbolt

Imaginative Tabulation
Julaybib's SF Fantastree
Julaybib's SF Taproot

Theory Pamphlets

Postcolonial Poetry

Sound & Vision
Julaybib's favourite films
Julaybib's favourite sounds
Julaybib's muslim movies


Mind Maps
Rhetorics of Fantasy
What is learning?
Learning: SQ3R
Memory Tech 1
Memory Walk
Cultural Studies
The Circuit of Culture
Terrorism Studies

Writing Exercises
A Quirky Writer
Personal Essay

History Pamphlets
Islamic Humanism
The Almohads
Arab Music   

The 19C Chronicle
The Local Chronicle

Project Support Packs
 . Biopower Today
 . Essentially Contested Concepts
 . United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (Summary)
 . Autoethnographic Verse: Nicky’s Boy: A Life in Two Worlds

Recent TV/DVD Viewing:

Four Horsemen, Ross Ashcroft, 2012

Twenty-three leading thinkers explain how the world really works and the fundamental flaws in the economic system which have brought our civilization to the brink of disaster. The film pulls no punches in describing the consequences of continued inaction – but its message is one of hope. If more people can equip themselves with a better understanding of how the world really works, then the systems and structures that condemn billions to poverty or chronic insecurity can at last be overturned.

Other recent viewing: Shakespeare, As You Like It [Arden | BBC DVD]; The Corporation, Joel Bakan, 2006; The Crisis of Civilization, Dean Puckett, 2011; The World According to Monsanto, Marie-Monique Robin - 2009; In the Valley of Elah, Paul Haggis - 2001; Maangamizi: The Ancient One, Martin Mhando, Ron Mulvihill - 2001; Tyrannosaur - Paddy Considine, 2011

Top Twenty Favourite Videos:

Featuring Senser, Rafeef Ziadah, Alex Harvey Band, Rage Against the Machine, Sigur Ros, Karine Polwart, Simon Munnery, Efterklang, Professor Elemental, Benjamin Zephaniah, Bjork, Radiohead, Crass, Antiproduct, Eva Cassidy, Dan & Dan, Liza Minnelli, John Agard, and The Mighty Boosh.

Recent Spotify® downloads: Akata Meso, D'Gary; Songs from the Silk Road, by Banco De Gaia; Duniya...The Intrinsic Passion Of Mysterious Joy, by Loop Guru; 96° In The Shade, by Third World © Y. Y. Islam 2014, all rights reserved. All mind maps produced using Inspiration ® 7.5 English edition. Advert-free site. Links are not an endorsement.