Articles by Sameer Rahim
The decline of the idea of the Arab nation state will store up trouble for the future
Sameer Rahim / December 10, 2015
William Collins, £30 Few poets’ lives have been as dramatically harrowing as that of Ted Hughes. His wife Sylvia Plath’s suicide in 1963 was followed six years later by the copycat suicide of...
by Carla Power (Holt, £12.99) Since 9/11, hundreds of books have appeared about the relationship between Islam and the west. Broadly they divide into two categories: why you should be afraid and...
We are better placed to cope with a crisis than in 2008, says the former head of the US Federal Reserve
These books echo worries about the difficulty of building a diverse and cohesive society
Sameer Rahim / October 30, 2015
TS Eliot's poems will be opened up by a new comprehensive annotated edition
The American writer talks God, guns and her friendship with President Obama
Sameer Rahim / October 15, 2015
Faber, £20 In his last novel, The Museum of Innocence, Orhan Pamuk (interview on page 72) told a story of romantic obsession among Istanbul’s elite. His new work, A Strangeness in My Mind, tells...
A Brief History of Seven Killing has a ferocious energy that carries you along
Sameer Rahim / October 12, 2015
The Nobel laureate says he cannot keep quiet while Turkey’s President attacks freedom of speech