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 … Continue reading Guestblog: The End of Eddy
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself; (I am large, I contain multitudes.) - Walt Whitman Song of Myself - Leaves of Grass (1892-92) When we are kids, we hardly ever question who we are; we just are. I was an exuberant child and my emotions were intense. Whether I was happy, … Continue reading I contain multitudes.
How do you juggle two identities? How do you combine East and West? Do you dare ask what they have in common? Letters to a Young Muslim immediately caught my eye in the local bookstore. Its cover is a bright blue with intricate patterns of silver and gold and I couldn't help but pick it up. … Continue reading Letters to a Young Muslim