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Bashir Abu-Manneh

Bashir Abu-Manneh is a lecturer in the School of English at the University of Kent and a member of the Catalyst editorial board.

Marx in Said’s Orientalism

Edward Said’s Orientalism was greeted with great enthusiasm upon its publication. But there were also powerful critics, many from the Global South, who viewed it as an intellectual retreat. We publish here a text hitherto unavailable in English, in which Mahdi Amel argues that while Said’s work is a critique of Orientalist ideology, it nonetheless trades in the cultural essentialism that it claims to reject.