Chronicles

Chronicle: Anders Behring Breivik will join history’s human monsters

The 32-year-old Norwegian who has confessed to killing 76 people requested two things for his court appearance: he wanted to wear a uniform, and he wanted the hearing to be open. This makes our impression of what has happened more complicated. It seems that the man who committed this hideous crime developed a political agenda […]

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Chronicle: Israelis cannot make the Gaza reality disappear

I admit I overestimated the strength of Greece’s democracy. Or let me put it this way: I didn’t see how thin the varnish of what we call Israeli democracy really is. I will try to summarize this year’s Gaza flotilla. Everyone knows that the goal this time was to return with more unarmed ships and […]

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Chronicle: Will the real Henning Mankell speak up?

In a chronicle in the Israel newspaper Haaretz, Henning Mankell ponders why someone has seized his identity online. I am fascinated by all the new technology that creates places for us to meet in what is called cyberspace. I understand what it must have meant for the rebellions in the 19th century, especially in 1830 […]

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Chronicle: What is the meaning of the male nipple?

It is actually quite extraordinary that the French revolutionaries around the year 1789 managed to come together and write a new constitution, which for mankind contained some decisive proclamations. They gathered in some resonant assembly halls in old Paris where it was almost impossible for the hearing impaired secretaries to hear the arguments that were […]

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Chronicle: Chronicle about hope in Five Dials

In the latest issue of Five Dials Mankell writes about what gives him hope – despite all the unnecessary suffering in the world. Five Dials is a digital literary magazine published by Hamish Hamilton and features short fiction, essays, letters, poetry and illustrations. To read the latest issue, click here. No doubts, you should check […]

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Chronicle: Henning Mankell on the Sweden Democrats in The Guardian

  Last week the Guardian published a piece by Henning Mankell where he comments on the Swedish elections and more specifically on the fact that the Sweden Democrats were elected into the Swedish parliament. To read the article click here. No doubts, you should check with your health care purveyor to see whether one of […]

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Chronicle: Henning Mankell on Mozambique in The Guardian

This weekend The Guardian published an article by Henning Mankell where he urges people to travel to Mozambique before the country loses its innocence. To read the article click here. No doubts, you should check with your soundness care purveyor to see whether one of these medications is a good choice for you. How you […]

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Chronicle: Book about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla

The journal that Henning Mankell wrote about his experience on the ship “Sofia” has now been published in an anthology about the Gaza Freedom Flotilla. Here is what the Publishing House writes about the anthology: “Eastern Mediterranean, Monday, May 31st, 2010, 4.30am: Israeli commandos, boarding from sea and air, attack the six boats of the […]

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Chronicle: Little girls carrying bricks on their heads

A couple of weeks ago I met an African architect in Berlin. His name is Diébédo Francis Kéré. He comes from Burkina Faso and divides his time between working in Germany and his native country. His name is worth remembering, a most fascinating architect. Diébédo Francis Kéré told me the following: his work in Burkina […]

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Chronicle: A photo that makes me feel ashamed

In a recent issue of the magazine “New African” Henning Mankell discovered a photo portraying Mia Farrow standing with a group of african children. That photo made him feel ashamed. Quite recently I happened to see a photo in the African magazine New African (issue 488, October 2009), a magazine which is among the best […]

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Chronicle: The ABC-book – The only book that matters

The most fundamental challenge in the world today is poverty. I do not know of any major issue which is not connected to poverty and the increasing divide between those who have and those who are forced to look for food at the world’s rubbish dumps.  This is also the issue with AIDS. However, poverty […]

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