Joseph Evans is a London-born student currently undertaking an MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies and Arabic at SOAS.  He holds a BA in History from the University of Sussex and has also studied at Occidental College in Los Angeles, California.  For many years he has been fascinated by the history, politics and culture of the Middle East and has written and read extensively about the region.

This blog showcases some of the essays and articles he has written over the years, including a complete collection of articles written whilst working as a blogger for The Occidental Weekly, an award-winning student newspaper.


The Nawamis are a collection of prehistoric burial sites in the Southern Sinai desert in Egypt. Having visited in his youth, Joseph still values the memory as a poignant reminder of the impermanence of civilisation.

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