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Leila Khaled; Icon of Palestinian Liberation

Sarah Irving, Leila Khaled Icon of Palestinian Liberation Pluto Press ISBN 987-0-7453-2951-2 Reading this book reminded me of another icon in my own community, Bernadette Devlin McAliskey. Like Leila, she grew up in an occupied country and has spent her … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house…

Watch.. Satin Rouge (2002) starring fabulous actor, Hiam Abbass. Set in Tunisia, it’s a sensual story of a widow who finds a way out of loneliness by becoming a belly dancer in a nightclub. For once, in a film, we … Continue reading

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Stop! Look! Listen! my weekly selection of favourite films, books and events to get you out of the house…

Watch…The King of Comedy (1983) One Of Martin Scorsese’s finest films, although it was not one of his most successful when it came out in 1983. A mixture of fantasy and real life it features Robert DeNiro as Rupert Pupkin, … Continue reading

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