The Lover of the Hand. In response to the AAAW's call to review a book from Ibn al-Nadim's Kitāb al-Fihrist (Book of Lists), I responded with a review of the apparently anonymously authored book, The Lover of the Hand. It's anonymity, as I make clear, is a dangerous deception. Published 25 June, 2014.

To read as if for the first time is a long review of Archive Fever, an exhibition that occurred at the International Centre of Photography, New York in 2008. It discusses the Mau-Mau in Kenya, Derridean games in the archive, and more besides. Published 15 September, 2009.

About Lewis is a review of Madawi Al-Rasheed's Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation, written for the sadly now defunct, for which I wrote a bi-monthly column on intellectual affairs in the Gulf. Some of the essays published on this site came out in a book I co-edited with Mark Huband, The Kingdom: Saudi Arabia and the Challenge of the 21st Century (London/New York: Hurst & Co./Columbia University Press, 2009). Some of the other essays I wrote for are available here. Published 2 August, 2009.