Lampedusa

Very few are able to portray other cultures and give us the opportunity to take a look at ourselves, our ignorance and our prejudices about the world, as good as Henning Mankell.  Here he allows a female host on Swedish television to be confronted with a young Muslim woman who gradually reveals her ethnic as well as erotic secrets and brings matters to a head.

Original title: Lampedusa
Publication year: 2006