• Imprint: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9780863569029
  • eISBN: 9780863569074
  • Published: July 2018
  • UK Price: £6.99
  • Format: 150mm x 120mm
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 128pp
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And Then God Created the Middle East and Said ‘Let There Be Breaking News’

Karl reMarks

‘You may wonder why the Middle East gets so much airtime. Regions of the world were competing to host the apocalypse and the Middle East won.’

‘I disagreed with the idea that reality has become too strange to satirise. Then I read that bin Laden was radicalised by Shakespeare.’

‘Meanwhile, Iraq seems to be invading itself for the oil.’

Bringing together the wildly wry observations and sketches of online sensation Karl reMarks, this hilarious collection proudly presents views you’re guaranteed not to hear on the news.

About the Author

Karl reMarks is a Middle East political and cultural online commentary with frequent forays into satire. It is written by Karl Sharro, whose work has been featured in the BBC, Al-Jazeera, The Economist, Ted-X Talks, Wall Street Journal and Guardian among others. In 2016 Karl’s video, ‘the simple one-sentence explanation for what caused Isis,’ went viral, with 1.6 million views on Facebook alone. Alongside his role as a satirist and commentator on the Middle East, Karl has practised architecture in London and Beirut.