Book Review: Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice by Jeremy Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jeremy Williams is one of the top writers on climate change. His book, The Economics of Arrival, written with Katherine Trebeck, is arguably one of the best modern books tackling climate change and economics. His website – The Earthbound Report – is recognised as one of the best on… Read More Book Review: Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice by Jeremy Williams

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Review: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Patrick N. Allitt

My rating: 3 of 5 stars Patrick N. Allitt comes across, in this series of audio lectures, as a very pleasant, easy-going and genial academic. His voice absolutely sounds like it belongs to a British comedian though I can’t, for the life of me, think who he makes me think of. Overall, the lectures feel… Read More Review: The Rise and Fall of the British Empire by Patrick N. Allitt

Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

My rating: 5 of 5 stars A long-time lover of Global history, I’m very aware just how too much of what I’ve read has been written by white British historians (Peter Frankopan is just about the best of them). I recently started a run of reading non-white historians to get a much better balance of… Read More Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

Book Review: An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington

An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington My rating: 1 of 5 stars Easily in the bottom five books I’ve ever read. This is a truly appalling book, not just because of the sentiments uttered within but because of the more dangerous aspect that so many people connect with the… Read More Book Review: An Idiot Abroad: The Travel Diaries of Karl Pilkington by Karl Pilkington

Theatre Review: Bangla Brummies by Murad Khan

Originally published onĀ Kenthinksaloud   ‘Bangla Brummies’ is a comedy written by Bangladeshi theatre activist and writer, Murad Khan. The action is set in Birmingham but alternates between life in the 1970s and the present, following the stories of two Muslim Bangladeshi bachelor friends, Malik and Hisham, as they marry and become fathers. Through the comic… Read More Theatre Review: Bangla Brummies by Murad Khan