Cultural exchange

An international student’s experience with Leipzig lockdown

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Zuzana Kabešová came to Leipzig as an international student hoping to expand her horizons. Instead, she has to contend with pandemic isolation. Here, she shares her personal experience with Leipzig under lockdown.

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Nordic writers: a special way with words

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For long they've been leaving their mark in the literary world - way before the girl came along with her dragon tattoo.

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Would Karl Heine be Karl Heine without Noch Besser Leben?

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Noch Besser Leben needs your help urgently. It is in danger of closing now, if it doesn't raise €12,000 right away.

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Australia Day? The debate continues

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As the celebrations start Down Under, Rachael Clugston remains torn.

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Wampanoag: thanks, but no thanks

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As we try not to talk about politics, religion or one's love life in an effort to keep dinner pleasant, I hope we give thought to those who are not celebrating this holiday.

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Teaching Germans the Indian dances I grew up with (with video)

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Amrapali Zaveri describes a little bit of the experience of seven German women learning from her the "Dandiya" and "Garba" dance and performing it in Leipzig, as well as the cultural and historical background of the dances. You can catch them at the Leipzig Sommerfest und Trödelmarkt this Satuday.

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