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A Kenyan’s search for Afro-German connections

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.
The lilac-breasted roller, national bird of Kenya.

“I like to see this journey as a form of reverse voluntourism. Instead of waiting for the white saviour, I opted to ease the burden by learning how to be my own saviour. Simple reciprocity, really.” New column: Leipzig and “Africa in Germany” through the eyes of a Kenyan female PhD candidate.

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Dogman: “a very mixed set of thoughts”

in Movies/Society
Dogman review cover shot, public domain photo.
Dogman review cover shot, public domain photo.

“Dogman is a depressingly beautiful film full of thought-provoking, dreadful imagery, following a tragic but most of all ambivalent protagonist.” Catch it Wed 28/11, @ Cinémathèque in der naTo.

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re-kriˈeiʃən: “example of radical change”

in Arts/What's on

“Put to the test daily, people follow very individual impulses, other social groups represent different ideas and concepts, and theories often cannot be put into practice.” – Caroline Hake. The artist’s new solo exhibition has its opening reception tonight at Galerie b2, in the Spinnerei complex.

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Germany: “the most feminist country I’ve ever lived in”

in My Leipzig/Opinion/Society
Street art in Berlin, Germany.
Street art in Berlin, Germany.

“Throughout my twenties, I lived and worked in the United States, India and France, before settling in Germany. Each new country has revealed a new dimension of womanhood and has given me some small, subjective insight into what it means to be female across different societies.”

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4rooms and other sad closures in Leipzig

in Business/My Leipzig
4rooms will close this week, a great loss for Reudnitz and Leipzig. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)
4rooms will close this week, a great loss for Reudnitz and Leipzig. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro)

After 13 years, 4rooms says goodbye this week from its Reudnitz corner, joining the more than 50 casualties in the Leipzig food & entertainment market over the past few years.

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US in Leipzig: sweet & sour or bitter medicine?

in Politics/Society

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.

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