Guestblog: The End of Eddy

Édouard Louis – The End of Eddy by Nynke Anna van der Mark The parameters of life in a small working-class town in Northern France in the 1990’s are narrow. Social life is centred around a few landmarks: the factory in which virtually all men in town work, the schoolyard where the women gossip, the bus stop where the youths come together and drink and the streets in which the children play. The inhabitants of this town navigate between these landmarks while adhering to the normative expectations of gender roles, sexuality, working life and family life. Alcohol and violence are … Continue reading Guestblog: The End of Eddy

The Good Muslim

The Good Muslim by Mojdeh Feili I bought the novel The Good Muslim by Tahmima Anam without realizing that it was a part of the Bengal Trilogy and this was part two. Actually, I did not even realize this while I was reading it and only found out when I was already finished with the book. The story told in this beautiful book stands on its own because it hit me pretty hard without having read part one. I didn’t even have a rough start with this one, I just eased into it and some nights continued reading way past … Continue reading The Good Muslim

Suitcase of Wonders

    Suitcase of Wonders by Yasmina El Hilali & Mojdeh Feili We haven’t posted in a while, and one of the reasons is that we are both busy. Yasmina is a superhero by day (read: teacher) and Mojdeh handed in her thesis finally (she’ll gladly send you a copy in the hope someone reads it other than her supervisor). However, that is not the only reason. We both have many ideas and we want to develop them the right way. Today we finally found a day we could both spend some good time on it -and finally see each … Continue reading Suitcase of Wonders