Tag Archives: Qanta Ahmed

“Confessions of a Young Philosopher”

“Confessions of a Young Philosopher” These days I am bringing to final form a new book titled, Confessions of a Young Philosopher. So what’s the “confession” part? And what’s the “philosopher” part? Why do I give the book that name? … Continue reading

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“Invisibility”

Toulouse-Lautrec, ‘Ce qui dit la pluie’. “Invisibility” Invisibility can signal erasure.  Qanta Ahmed’s In the Land of Invisible Women, subtitled A Female Doctor’s Journey in the Saudi Kingdom, describes shopping for the author’s first abbayah (burqa), “a flowing robe that … Continue reading

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