"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...

Field Work & more

November 9, 2018

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The Worst Thing Is Not To Miss Someone Somewhere

Thursday, March 15, 2018


The Sudanese ICORN artist I work with here in Copenhagen - Khalid Albaih - last week, as we're preparing for a talk and a text, told me that the hardest thing is when you don't 'miss someone somewhere'. We talked about re-routing and navigation between spaces where we feel free and at home, and where we can realise dreams and plans. These questions aren't well addressed in today's debate on refugees and migration.


I myself spent years in Africa, as an expat, knowing I had a place & free space to return to in Copenhagen. But it's also a space which has changed. Europe has changed. In a recent survey Danes say that what they worry about the most is migration and terror. I don't. I'm with Khalid here; The worst thing would be not to have a home and someone to miss. I wish the debate and possible solutions could take a more humanist perspective...

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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