Author Archives: Seif El Rashidi

To Tahrir! (With gloves and binbags)

In the aftermath of Egypt’s protests, Seif El-Rashidi looks back at Mubarak’s regime and the unprecedented success of the uprising, from an Egyptian-in-Durham’s perspective.

That Old Idea of Novelty in Art – 17th-Century Durham Pineapples

New is exciting. This wasn’t new in the 16th and 17th centuries, as Seif El Rashidi proves as he chronicles pineapple presence in Durham.