In the Words of Katarina

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In the Words of Katarina
Reviews and reflections by a Swedish woman of Ethiopian origin living in South Africa. Some posts are serious, others are not (you be the judge). One or two, not more, in Swedish. Text and photo by me if nothing else is indicated.
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  • Shit still happens 1 year ago (Photo by Kgomotso Matsunyane)A couple of years ago, a waitress carried a bucket of boiling hot water across a crowded Cape Town restaurant. She bumped into a colleague and dropped the bucket, whose content landed on my back. Within minutes, I was surrounded by staff and paramedics, who saw to my...
  • Subverting supremacy - Majub's Journey by Eva Knopf (for Goethe-Institut, South Africa) 1 year ago In November and December 2014, Goethe-Institut South Africa joined forces with Alliance Française, the French Institute of South Africa, the South African History Archive and other institutions, under the banner Reflections on 100 years of war, genocide and mass violence. The purpose of the...
  • Subverting supremacy - Majub's Journey by Eva Knopf (for Goethe-Institut, South Africa) 1 year ago In November and December 2014, Goethe-Institut South Africa joined forces with Alliance Française, the French Institute of South Africa, the South African History Archive and other institutions, under the banner Reflections on 100 years of war, genocide and mass violence. The purpose of the...
  • Sweden's love affair with Pippi Longstocking and "definitions" of racism 1 year ago Recently The New York Times picked up on one of Sweden’s latest “race controversies”: The Swedish national broadcaster announced it would broadcast an edited version of a 1969 Pippi Longstocking TV-series. The edited version excludes a scene where Pippi plays Chinese by slanting her...
  • Ceci n'est pas en recension - En dag i Delhi: om viljan att slå rot av Henrik Chetan Aspengren 1 year ago Min enormt kära, kloka och känsliga vän Henrik Chetan Aspengren - historiker, Indienkännare och humanist av guds nåde - har kommit ut med sin andra bok En Dag i Delhi - om viljan att slå rot.Jag kan inte recensera en vän, men om någon skulle fråga skulle jag berätta att Henrik skriver...

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