Articles by Sameer Rahim
A report on the British Academy series of public debates on faith
Viking, £14.99 When Muammar Gaddafi was overthrown in 2011, the British-Libyan novelist Hisham Matar hoped he would finally discover the truth about his father. Jaballa Matar was a leading Libyan...
The consultant neurologist on psychosomatic illness
Syrians are thinking creatively about how to rebuild their country
Verso, £14.99 Benedict Anderson’s Imagined Communities was an unlikely academic bestseller that profoundly influenced a number of disciplines—from political science to comparative...
Sameer Rahim / April 18, 2016
The writers of the dramatisation take artistic license—but bring subtlety to the issue of race
Allen Lane, £20 A tapestry still hanging in Hardwick Hall in Derbyshire shows the start of England’s discovery of Islam. The Prophet Muhammad lies at the feet of a personification of Faith...
Sameer Rahim / March 15, 2016
A powerful film tells her story in all its complexity
Beware defining a person’s beliefs for them