Author: Gaston Dorren
Summary: Welcome to Europe as you’ve never known it before, seen through the peculiarities of its languages and dialects. Combining linguistics and cultural history, Gaston Dorren takes us on an intriguing tour of the continent, from Proto-Indo-European (the common ancestor of most European languages) to the rise and rise of English, via the complexities of Welsh plurals and Czech pronunciation.
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Words connect worlds – at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 (19-23 October 2022) Translate. Transfer. Transform. This year is dedicated to an exchange of ideas and understanding through and beyond languages and culture. Learn about new perspectives and contribute your own point of view. Continue reading Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022
Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and spotlights current and historical attempts to censor books in libraries and schools. (ALA American Library Association) The Banned Books Week Coalition is an international alliance of diverse organizations joined by a commitment to increase awareness of the annual celebration of the freedom to read. Continue reading Banned Books Week (18-24 September 2022)
Author: Maria Pasquale
Summary: Is it pausing to enjoy an aperitivo or gelato? A passeggiata down a laneway steeped in history? An August spent tanning at the beach?
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Author: Huda Fahmi
Summary: Huda and her family just moved to Dearborn, Michigan, a small town with a big Muslim population. In her old town, Huda knew exactly who she was: She was the hijabi girl. But in Dearborn, everyone is the hijabi girl.
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Author: Wajahat Ali
Summary: “Go back to where you came from, you terrorist!”
This is just one of the many warm, lovely, and helpful tips that Wajahat Ali and other children of immigrants receive on a daily basis. Go back where, exactly? Fremont, California, where he grew up, but is now an unaffordable place to live? Or Pakistan, the country his parents left behind a half-century ago? Continue reading “Go Back to Where You Came From: And Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American”