Book review: Serotonin by Michel Houellebecq

Since “Atomised”, Michel Houellebecq has fit in at mainstream literature as a kind of prophet of contemporary affairs. “Prescient”, “The voice of the discontent”, “alarming” are some adjectives employed to describe the French author. Recently, he would have foreseen the French yellow-vest movement. He was so important to the extent of living under armed protection during the terrorist…

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Reading Stuart Hall as an immigrant: A review of Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands

Stuart Hall’s considerable influence in the UK and abroad stems from his cultural, sociological and political trajectories (Back & Moreno Figueroa, 2014; Roman, 2015; Zhang, 2017), as these areas perfectly articulated throughout his life (Solomos, 2014). Familiar Stranger: A Life Between Two Islands (Penguin, 2017) is an excellent opportunity to glance over them in both…

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