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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

A Key Figure in Bahrain's Colonial Era is Gone

An interesting historical footnote here about Jassim Buheiji, a key figure in nationalist agitation in Bahrain in the 1950s, who has recently passed away. He was active in the movement for independence from Britain and influenced by Arab nationalism. Also the piece notes Miriam Joyce's 2000 article in MEJ on the subject. (Though I'm checking to see if the link to the article online has a copyright release from us.) I recently saw Professor Joyce and she was surprised I still remembered her article, but there's so little on pre-independence politics in Bahrain.

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