Wars produce stories. Stories of death and disaster. Stories of lives torn apart. Stories of people who were changed for the remaining part of their lives. The civil war in Sierra Leone produced stories. One of these is the story of Ismael Beah. He for the first time encountered the civil war when he was … Continue reading review A LONG WAY GONE
The Dutchman Gerben Potman studied Tropical Forestry at the Wageningen University when he did his internship in Senegal. He was stationed in the village Borama (about 2000 inhabitants) in the eastern parts of this West African country. Another student Juliëtte stayed there as well. During the time he spent there (June till November 1988) he … Continue reading review EENZAAM IN SENEGAL
It was many years ago I visited Maiduguri and on a seperate occasion I visited Daniel and Kathleen who worked in Gwoza. We had a strenuous (for me) hike in the hills trying to reach a place from which we could see neighbouring Cameroons. This all came to my mind while reading this book on … Continue reading review DIE HÖLLE VON INNEN:
How many books I have seen that tell the story of a mother (or a father) in an intercultural or interreligious marriage that is left without the children after a breakup of the marriage? I do not know. This book is one of those stories about love and children and a breakup. It is set … Continue reading review AUCH OHNE MEINE KINDER
A relationship that is not the highlight of your life. It happened to Tracy Going, a well known media personality. She discovered that the relationship that she has entered turned into an abusive relationship. She wrote a heartbreaking book about it. Here you find an extract.
Ahmed is a journalist who has written a book. In it he delves into the mines of identity. His identity has been shaped by his British mother and his Sudanese father. The result is a very British man. Or is it? He talks about it in this interview.