It's all in a name

Co-written with Andrea C. Hoffmann, translated from German by Shaun Whiteside. The weather is bad as we stand outside Sherbrooke town hall. The rain is pouring down – as it does so often in my new home, Canada, which is in every respect the opposite of my old one. All my friends have come. It…

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It’s all in a name

Co-written with Andrea C. Hoffmann, translated from German by Shaun Whiteside. The weather is bad as we stand outside Sherbrooke town hall. The rain is pouring down – as it does so often in my new home, Canada, which is in every respect the opposite of my old one. All my friends have come. It…

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The Day of the Nation

In 2012, activist and blogger Raif Badawi was convicted for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels’. He was sentenced to a fine of one million riyals (£175,000), ten years in prison and 1,000 lashes. To mark Saudi Arabia’s national day (23 September), here is an extract from Badawi’s forthcoming book.

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