A Jewish monk, a Christian sage, & the first Muslim wife

Currently reading a history of women in early Islam called Unveiling The Ideal, by Shayan Afzal Khan. It’s a great read, although my friend Nine mentioned how bored she was of the “unveiling” trope to title anything to do with Islam and women (is it the only trope we got?). The preface alone discusses how…

Two centuries of Dickens and a small car

Mr Dickens turns 200 today, and cities all around the world are reading him out loud. Here’s the KL edition. Thank you Grey and Bryan for squeezing into my tiny car with me! (Australia kicks off the readings, then Ukraine, Beijing, and more on @BritishCouncil).