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Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-Trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic, and Sing in Spanish

Author: Christine Gilbert

Language: English

Summary: One woman’s quest to learn Mandarin in Beijing, Arabic in Beirut, and Spanish in Mexico, with her young family along for the ride. 

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The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

Author: Mark Gevisser

Language: English

Summary: More than seven years in the making, Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an exploration of how the conversation around sexual orientation and gender identity has come to divide—and describe—the world in an entirely new way over the first two decades of the twenty-first century. No social movement has brought change so quickly and with such dramatically mixed results. While same-sex marriage and gender transition are celebrated in some parts of the world, laws are being strengthened to criminalize homosexuality and gender nonconformity in others. As new globalized queer identities are adopted by people across the world—thanks to the digital revolution—fresh culture wars have emerged. A new Pink Line, Gevisser argues, has been drawn across the globe, and he takes readers to its frontiers. Continue reading “The Pink Line – Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers”

Human Library – Day 5 Program

Tuesday October 26th is the last day of Expatclic’s Human Library! Join us to celebrare Expatclic’s 17th birthday with stories from around the world. Here you’ll find more information, and all the details on how to participate. Program for Tuesday, October 26th (please note that all times are CET) 10-11 Raphaelle De Groot: Come un libro d’arte (Italiano) 11-12 Rosa Didonna: Ricercatrice, donna e mamma … Continue reading Human Library – Day 5 Program

Human Library – Day 4 Program

Check out the program for the 4th day of Expatclic’s Human Library. Here you’ll find more information, and all the details on how to participate. Program for Monday, October 25th (please note that all times are CET) 10-11 Federica Marri: Io, il femminismo e la Palestina (Italiano) 11-12 Federico Iarlori e Chiara Carlino: Sopravvivere senza il bidet (Italiano) 12-13 Giuliana Arena: Ho partorito un figlio … Continue reading Human Library – Day 4 Program

Human Library – Day 3 Program

Join us to celebrate Expatclic’s 17th birthday! Here you’ll find more information, and all the details on how to participate. Program for Sunday, October 24th (please note that all times are CET) 11-12 Stephanie Fuchs: Lessons I learned from the Maasai (English) 12-13 Mary Giordano: Birth support and more (English) 15-16 #BIKEYGEES e.V.: Bicycling training for (refugee) women (English) 16-17 Carin Mc Donald: L’integrazione comincia … Continue reading Human Library – Day 3 Program

Human Library – Day 2 Program

Join us to celebrate Expatclic’s 17th birthday! Here you’ll find more information, and all the details on how to participate. Program for Saturday, October 23rd (please note that all times are CET) 10-11 Sanatani: My unconventional upbringing (English) 11-12 Frate Beppe Prioli: Risvegliato dai lupi (Italiano) 14-15 Kathy Silva: Living Abroad with Special Needs (English) 15-16 Suad Amiry: RIWAQ, reclaiming space in Palestine (English) 16-17 … Continue reading Human Library – Day 2 Program