November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019


April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019...

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FILM: The Good Lie - South Sudan on the big screen

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Today, I watched The Good Lie at a special screening for Danish press in Copenhagen. The film is about the children who had to flee South Sudan in the 1980ties, and who walked thousands of kilometres only to reach the refugee camps in the neighbouring countries where most ended up waiting for years and years.


I was worried it would be a tame Hollywood drama. It is not a fine art movie with complex characters. But it is a fine story where the South Sudanese head characters, two of them former Lost Boys, shine through on the screen, incl. the child actors. The film's message is not so much about the finer details of the war in South Sudan, as it is about having empathy and being able to help others in need.


Well, I both laughed and cried.

It is released in the first week of November, all over Denmark it seems. Go watch it.


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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism