Intellectual coffee

June 6, 2014

Intellectual coffee I recently wrote a piece about a dear and familiar place: Hamra, a neighbourhood in central Beirut, just up the hill from the seaside corniche. The Swedish literary magazine Vi läser (“We Read”) has a section where they bring readers to a place or a city, and introduce...

Dhaka, Ginsberg and Fanon

January 14, 2013

Dhaka. So many things have been said about this city. It is, we learn, one of the fastest growing mega-cities on the planet, receiving more than half a million rural in-migrants each year (this in a country that’s the 8th most populous in the world, and the most densely...