On the Death of Siegfried Lenz ? ?You have to justify your life?

Siegfried Lenz, one of the great writers of German post-war literature is dead. He died on 7 October 2014, surrounded by his family. He was 88 years old.... more more

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Making multiculturalism work

Wednesday 17 August, 2005

Should Islamic schoolgirls be excused from gym class in German schools? Should the Muezzin's call to prayer ring as loudly as the church bells in German towns? Jutta Limbach, former President of Germany's Federal Constitutional Court, sees multiculturalism on the wane in Germany. In view of the growing terrorist threat, she makes a plea for the protection of the rights of the minority, not the majority.
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Neither whores nor submissive

Wednesday 3 August, 2005

In the fractured suburbs of France, young Muslim men are increasingly acting as the guardians of public morals. Girls who don't conform to Islamic behavioural codes are threatened with rape or death. Fadela Amara's organisation "Ni putes ni soumises" ("neither whores nor submissive") is fighting back. By Rebecca Hillauer
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"I like being several people"

Monday 11 July, 2005

"I don't stop being Turkish when I'm in the USA, and I'm also an American when I'm in Istanbul." Turkish novelist and professor of gender studies in Tucson, Arizona Elif Shafak talks to Arno Widmann about multiple identities, the joys of heterodoxy and the dangers of getting comfortable.
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