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Houman Barekat

Houman Barekat is a literary critic and co-editor of The Digital Critic: Literary Culture Online.

The Story of a Suppressed Massacre

William Gardner Smith’s republished 1963 novel ‘The Stone Face’ tells the story of a black artist who hopes to escape American racism in Paris – only to encounter the French government’s violent suppression of the struggle for Algerian independence.

Hamburg’s Social Romantics

A new book explores the development of St. Pauli, a German football club whose fans responded to the decay of the 1980s and rise of the far-right on the terraces by adopting radical politics.

Jess Phillips Is Not the Answer

Jess Phillips wants to present herself as a truth-teller who is in touch with the concerns of ordinary people – but behind the shtick she is a candidate for whom PR matters more than politics.