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The Right to Sex by Amia Srinivasan review – the politics of sexual attraction
A daring feminist collection considers pornography, desire and the boundaries within student-teacher relationships

Rafia Zakaria

19, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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I lied about living in New York to fit into the literary bubble - not anymore
New York felt like the center of the publishing world; it took a long time to learn a writer can flourish outside its gates.

Rafia Zakaria

13, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Guest House for Young Widows by Azadeh Moaveni review – life as an Isis bride
A skilful, sensitive report on the women who left their homes to join Islamic State – and found misery

Rafia Zakaria

04, Oct, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Empress by Ruby Lal review – the rise and reign of a self-made Mughal queen
A compelling feminist historiography of the 20th wife of the Mughal emperor Jahangir

Rafia Zakaria

05, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Reporter by Seymour Hersh review – memoir of a giant of journalism
The reporter who exposed the My Lai massacre and the CIA’s illegal domestic spying in the 1970s continues to be a rebel outsider

Rafia Zakaria

06, Jun, 2018 @6:31 AM

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What can we learn from Marie Stopes's 1918 book Married Love?
A century on, its overheated language can seem quaint, but the book was a pioneering attempt to tackle a problem that is still unsolved

Rafia Zakaria

14, Feb, 2018 @11:15 AM

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Directorate S by Steve Coll review – the US v al-Qaida and the Taliban
This sequel to Ghost Wars might well become the definitive account of the CIA and America’s secret wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Rafia Zakaria

24, Jan, 2018 @11:00 AM

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How US authors worried over white poverty in 2017 – and forgot about everyone else
In tune with the coming of President Trump, a flurry of recent books has fretted about the white poor, but overlooked their neighbours

Rafia Zakaria

28, Dec, 2017 @10:30 AM

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How Amazon reviews became the new battlefield of US politics
In the vexatious realm of online opinion, history has begun to be written not so much by the victors as the customer reviewers

Rafia Zakaria

09, Oct, 2017 @9:36 AM

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Canada’s international aid policy is now ‘feminist’. It still won’t help women | Rafia Zakaria
The western aid-industrial complex needs to change if it wants to actually help women, writes author Rafia Zakaria

Rafia Zakaria

07, Aug, 2017 @12:00 PM

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In Thoreau's footsteps: my journey to Walden for the bicentennial of the original de-clutterer
He retreated to a cabin by a pond and wrote Walden, the most influential guide to happy living ever. As his devotees (modestly) celebrate his bicentennial, our writer follows in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

Rafia Zakaria

12, Jul, 2017 @4:54 PM

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Slouching towards Didion: the book blurb bywords holding the industry back
Didion-esque, Didion-like, Didion-ish: the shorthand for anything insightful written by a white, female author is turning Joan Didion’s perspective into a prescription and stifling literature’s diversity

Rafia Zakaria

03, Jul, 2017 @12:52 PM

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