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Writing in the time of mass murder

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2023) Writing in the time of mass murder. Asiatic, 17 (2). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1985-3106

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Unbearable scenes of cruelty and human suffering challenge the tendency of a section of academics to overlook the reality of everyday life and to remain detached from the wider world that they are supposed to serve intellectually. The recent episode of prolonged genocidal killings of Palestinians by Israeli forces has brought this question again to the fore. Given the ongoing human tragedy in Gaza, in this essay I seek to advance the ethos of writerly commitment to promoting equity and justice, drawing especially on the works of Edward Said and Ngugi wa Thiong’o.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6409/109298
Uncontrolled Keywords: Academic isolationism, genocide and mass murder, direct and indirect victims of oppression, the Palestine question, Edward Said, Ngugi wa Thiong’o
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP190.5 Islamization of Knowledge
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
P Language and Literature > PE English
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2023 16:17
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2024 15:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/109298

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