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Christijan Robert Broerse has 21 articles published.

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Born and raised in the humbled but multi-cultural working class city of St. Catharines, Canada (near Niagara Falls), Christijan Broerse grew up in an environment of languages. In 2012, he traveled throughout Europe and seeing no other place more beautiful than Leipzig, he moved here two years later. Christijan is comfortable in prose and in poetry. He is also known to craft the occasional tune.

Review: “German Men Sit Down to Pee”

in Literature/Reviews
No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

“By the end of the book, which reads like an article, we learn a great deal but know so little about the men behind the prose.”

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Classic books to read for every season

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No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

I love the books I read to reflect the season I’m in.

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Mac batty beth

in Reviews/Theater
Lindsay Raggett and Justin Sands in Elsie & Norm's Macbeth, photo Kapuczino

Something witty this way comes via English Theatre Leipzig

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Paris Attacks: Refusing Emotional Manipulation

in Opinion/Politics/Society

Christijan is sick of people playing with our emotions to hide the truth behind this weekend’s attacks. Let’s look at things from another perspective.

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The problem with the Ivory Tower

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No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

For me, there is something pressing and ominous about a book I cannot finish.

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Light Breathing and Yet, Doubtful Longing

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No planes, no ships needed – the world cruise can be undertaken in four days, on foot, by bike, by tram to the Leipzig Book Fair.

Interspersing it with his love of lit, our resident glocal bookworm today gives us a slice-of-life view into his weekly squash matches with a female friend, peppered with conversations on love and relationships, and related flashbacks: “It is strange, this awkward dance between men and women… What remains elusive is a sure outlook or a stable place of perspective. We express what we are tired with, we wonder about what doesn’t work, go off to our own lives then return for another week, our previous thoughts and discussions having shaken us up a bit.”

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