For Armenians in Turkey the twentieth century was marked by silence. This strongly contrasts with the history of those who left the country. In Beirut, the elderly speak emotionally about their experiences; younger people grow up with revolutionary songs.
The South African national elections take place on May 7 2014. What are they about? As the elections come closer, tensions intensify, rivalries become harsher, and scandals make headlines. Three concerns that run through everyday political rivalries:
These days I mostly spend writing. On the precious moments that I manage to liberate myself from my laptop, I devour novels. Below some reflections on how reading fiction helps me improve my own anthropological writing (...and means to distract myself).