With a book fair and bravado, Sousse in Tunisia, shows that ‘life goes on’

by Rashmee

Posted on March 20, 2016


Today, the Sousse Salon Livre International comes to an end. We were there at its opening at the hands of Tunisia’s relatively new culture minister, Sonia M’barek. And the mayor of Sousse told me that the Book Fair was more important than ever to the city. “We want to show that life goes on. That … Continue reading “With a book fair and bravado, Sousse in Tunisia, shows that ‘life goes on’”

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Did Suki Kim write on North Korea because of remembered memory?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 12, 2015


Pyongyang, December 19, 2011 and Suki Kim is in North Korea, where it is “Juche Year 100.” Kim Jong Il has just died. “The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) follows a different calendar system,” she explains in her memoir ‘Without You, There Is No Us’. It “counts time from the birth of their original … Continue reading “Did Suki Kim write on North Korea because of remembered memory?”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK