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Usman Butt


Usman Butt is multimedia television researcher, filmmaker and writer based in London. Usman read International Relations and Arabic Language at the University of Westminster and completed a Master of Arts in Palestine Studies at the University of Exeter.

Book Club: Edward Said revolutionised they we way think about representations of the Middle East, but he had little background in the study of history, notes Usman Butt.

21 September, 2018

Book Club: This is a compelling story about conflict and displacement, that teaches us about the importance of optimism, writes Usman Butt.

11 August, 2018

Comment: Usman Butt talks to Twitter satirist and architect Karl Sharro about social media in the Arab Spring, and his upcoming book.

12 July, 2018

Book review: What can the Ottomans teach us about welcoming and integrating refugees? Dawn Chatty's book gives us some clues, writes Usman Butt.

15 June, 2018

Book review: Dunya embarks on a journey across Syria and encounters indifference, fear and some unexpected twists, writes Usman Butt.

24 April, 2018

Book review: Doostdar explores Iran's new spiritual environment, and the widely held assumptions about rationality, and the relationship between science and religion, writes Usman Butt.

19 April, 2018

Book review: Irwin revisits the Arab world's most famous thinker, and tries to dismantle the idea of him as a modern man living in premodern times, writes Usman Butt.

02 April, 2018

Book review: Tackling themes such as religious diversity under authoritarianism, tolerance and radicalisation, Dominic Rubin's new book is a fascinating look at Islam in Putin's Russia, writes Usman Butt.

23 March, 2018

Book review: The book succeeds in exploring little-known (outside the Arab Word) reactions to the fall of the caliphate, blending political, historical and artistic responses, writes Usman Butt.

05 March, 2018

Gender and feminism took centre stage at this year's conference, reports Usman Butt

28 February, 2018