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And Then God Created the Middle East and Said 'Let There Be By: Karl reMarks

And Then God Created the Middle East and Said 'Let There Be By: Karl reMarks

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  • Imprint: Saqi Books
  • ISBN: 9780863569029
  • Published: July 2018
  • UK Price: £6.99
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Extent: 128pp

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

Online sensation Karl reMarks disagreed with the idea that reality had become too strange to satirise. Then he read that bin Laden was radicalised by Shakespeare. Since then, Karl has been bringing the best of the Middle East news and views to his followers around the world.

Now Karl’s wildly wry observations and sketches are available in one handy collection. With sections on ‘Geography for Dummies’, ‘Democracy for Realists’ and ‘Extremism: A Study’, alongside the best of Karl reMarks’s infamous ‘Bar Jokes’, this hilarious book proudly presents views you’re guaranteed not to hear on the news …

We’re actually very proud of God in the Middle East. He’s the local guy who went on to acquire international fame.

Wahahahahabism: A fundamentalist Middle Eastern comedy movement.

Twelve people just started to follow me. Jesus.


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.


‘An acerbically wicked collection of sharp geo- and sociopolitical commentary … droll, smart, witty’ Media Diversifed


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