An Unflappable Spirit

An Unflappable Spirit

About Sanaa Hamri Sanaa Hamri is a Moroccan-American director of film, TV and music videos. She has worked with artists from Sting to Mariah Carey and Prince. Her feature films include Something New and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2. Hamri is the first Moroccan woman ever to direct...

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Cultural Crossroads: Esther Freud - 'I had to dig below the anecdotes'

Cultural Crossroads: Esther Freud - 'I had to dig below the anecdotes'

'I Had to Dig Below the Anecdotes' Esther Freud talks to ISF About Esther Freud Novelist Esther Freud became well known with her first book, Hideous Kinky (1992), an account of her travels around Morocco in the 1960s with her mother, in search of Sufi masters. The story was later...

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Coleman Barks Talks to ISF

Coleman Barks Talks to ISF

About Coleman Barks A noted American poet in his own right, Coleman Barks is widely credited with having made Rumi’s poetry accessible to the Occidental world. Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Barks does not read or speak Persian – the language of Rumi’s poetry. Despite this, over decades he...

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Cultural Crossroads: Interview with Clover Stroud

About Clover Stroud Clover Stroud is a writer and journalist writing for the Daily Mail, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, and Conde Nast Traveller, among others. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and five children. Cultural Crossroads During his lifetime Idries Shah promoted contacts and connections between different traditions around...

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