Sociologist Helena Flam ponders possible intepretations or reasons for the appointment of a former refugee from Minsk, married to his same-sex partner, as the new US Consul to Leipzig.
Prof. Helena Flam vividly tells her accidental journey with refugees from Italy to Germany.
Maps reflect the lived – or purely imagined – world of a city’s inhabitants.
Before you know it, they spot your helplessness, adopt you and run your life.
“I thought back to my own noble discomfort at treating the poverty of others as a tourist attraction.”
“So much light, so many happy people, a hotel just next to densely squeezed, Michelin-starred hot food stalls on the nearest street corner, and a burgundy shoe box shop offering all sorts of strange liquids and jellies.”