Richard Wright died on 28 November 1960. The Afro-American writer paved the way for future writers like James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison and Toni Morrison and prepared the ground for the civil rights movement. Both his memoirs Black Boy and Native Son were instant bestsellers and changed the literary scene in the US over night.
Moral bankruptcy, the un-sustainability of their wealth distribution model and the social media revolution sweeping through the Gulf suggest that nothing will avert the tide of change enveloping these princedoms.
26/11/2012 16:01 GMT
When France was moralizing over the Armenian genocide the Turkish Prime Minister, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16314373" target="_hplink">Erdogan </a>accused them of hypocrisy.
08/11/2012 12:16 GMT
The decision to extradite Talha Ahsan and keep McKinnon is bad for all of us. It undermines the values that the majority of British citizens hold dear and will damage the trust that many British ethnic minorities feel towards their country.
26/10/2012 10:37 BST
The biggest mistake would be to treat all Islamists as one monolithic whole.
17/10/2012 12:20 BST
This week Syrian writer and journalist Samar Yazbak was awarded the Pen Pinter prize jointly with Carol Ann Duffy. Ms. Yazbak was recognized for her courage in opposing the Syrian regime in her book, a woman in the crossfire.
12/10/2012 11:59 BST
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