Två aviga & en rät

Uppsala City Theatre 2018
“Två aviga & en rät/Purl & Plain” is my first-ever script for the stage, written with director Karin Parrot Jonzon. Four old friends get together to make sense of changes in society and and a fluidly unreliable politicial language, where words have lost their meaning. The play premiered at Uppsala City Theatre in September, 2018. ………

Skandinavisk uro

Press, Norway 2018
I have written the main Swedish essay in this Norwegian-Danish-Swedish collection of texts about migration, democracy and the welfare state. Titled “Skandinavisk uro/Scandinavian Anxiety”, the book takes as its starting-point the dramatic year of 2015 when almost 1,4 million people applied for asylum in Europe. Can the Scandinavian model handle the new waves of migration? ………

Landet där vad som helst kan hända

Karneval 2018
My new book about the Swedish condition, the state of affairs in the once most predictable country in the world – “Landet där vad som helst kan hända/The Country Where Anything Might Happen – is a bestseller and has provoked debate. It is a story about migration, segregation and integration, and about a nation that views itself as a model while at the same time being hesitant about promoting its achievements. Sweden used to be a well-planned society, but now it does not seem to have a plan at all. ………

Framtidsstaden

Karneval, 2017
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Subtitled “If Sweden tomorrow becomes like Malmö today, what will Sweden be like?”, my new book on the tricky and sensitive issues of integration and segregation, “Framtidsstaden” (“Future City”), has gotten a lot of media attention and it shot to the top of the Swedish internet bookstore bestseller lists as soon as it was published in January. The publication has been followed by lots of invitations to lectures and debates as well as interviews in both national and international media.
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Floating in Sausalito

Kerber Verlag, 2016
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My book about the colourful California houseboat culture, produced with photographer Lars Strandberg, is released by German publisher Kerber Verlag. Both Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle recommended “Floating in Sausalito” in their respective Holiday Books Guides 2016.
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Coddadkeena, sawirradeena

Hidde Iyo Dhaqan, 2015
“Egna röster, egna bilder” now available in Somali! The translation is by Kenadid Mohamed. This book – its English title would be “Our Voices, Our Images – about Somalia and Somali immigrants in Sweden uncovers the modern history of a country, that has imploded and lost its essence. Interviews, stories, unique photographs from private collections and new pictures from Somali-Swedish life. ………

Egna röster, egna bilder

Hidde Iyo Dhaqan, 2014
This book – its English title would be “Our Voices, Our Images – about Somalia and Somali immigrants in Sweden uncovers the modern history of a country, that has imploded and lost its essence. Interviews, stories, unique photographs from private collections and new pictures by Lars Strandberg. The book was shortlisted for the Swedish Publishing Award 2014, in the nonfiction category. ………

Sommarens skiraste ljus

Kvinnorättsförbundet, 2014
In “Sommarens skiraste ljus” (“The Delicate Light of Summer”), battered women in shelters and/or with new identities are interviewed about their experiences with violence and social isolation. The book documents a project run by the Women’s Rights Association in Malmö, Sweden, and an English translation will hopefully be available later in 2014. ………

Heder och samvete

Fri Tanke, 2013
“Heder och samvete” (“Honour and Conscience”) is written with Eduardo Grutzky, an expert in this field, and deals with the ideology behind the brutal and devastating honour culture. The book also takes a critical look at cultural relativism and the implementation of policies against honour-related repression. The Stockholm daily Dagens Nyheter calls it “a hair-raising testimony about government cowardice in the face of honour violence”. ………

West

Gibbs Smith, 2011
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In October 2012, “West” won the prestigious Swedish Design Award.
     “West”, produced with Lars Strandberg (photo) and Ronnie Nilsson (design), is my first book to be published in the U.S. The book is a European take on the modern American West and is released by Gibbs Smith.
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     “West” has been highly praised by American critics: “Truly magnificent”, ”It’s lovely, lyrical in that cowboy way, unsentimental, and true”, “Leave it to some Swedes to produce a gorgeous book about the American West”, “A real treasure, down to every detail. A superb book!”, “One of the best books I’ve seen, just terrific”, “The stunning book is an homage to the off-the-beaten path West…at once celebratory and non-stereotypically engrossing”, “‘West’ delves beneath the surface with a poetic investigative zeal”, “‘
West’ is a definite ‘must have’ book”.
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Hoppets hamn

Roos & Tegnér, 2011
“Hoppets hamn” (“Harbour of Hope”) tells the stories of some of the more than 25,000 survivors from the Nazi concentration camps, who came to Malmö and Sweden in the spring and summer of 1945. The book is based primarily on the same research and sources as Magnus Gertten´s film documentary “Harbour of Hope”. ………

Cowboy. På drift i ett annat Amerika

Carlssons, 2011
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This is the new edition, with a new foreword, of my critically acclaimed book “Cowboy”. It is a collection of non-fictional stories from the lesser known parts of the United States, from Montana to Mississippi, from West Virginia to the Nevada desert. It is a book in which I try to make sense of my American journeys and encounters through the years, and to understand what makes this country and its culture so alluring. So far, “Cowboy” is only available in Swedish.
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Flower Power

Hidde Iyo Dhaqan, 2011
A documentation of a social project in Malmö, focusing on story-telling and urban gardening, and its impact on the local neighbourhood. ………

Skåneboken

Förlaget Snårestad, 2005
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“Cape Scania” is the title of the English version of this book (Swedish title: “Skåneboken”), which is a poetic interpretation of the scenic landscapes in the southernmost region in Sweden. The book was made in collaboration with photographer Lars Strandberg and designer Ronnie Nilsson.
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Cowboy. På drift i ett annat Amerika

Carlssons, 2002
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“Cowboy” (“Cowboy. On The Road in a Different America”) is a collection of non-fictional stories from the lesser known parts of the United States, from Montana to Mississippi, from West Virginia to the Nevada desert. It is a book in which I try to make sense of my American journeys and encounters through the years, and to understand what makes this country and its culture so alluring. So far, “Cowboy” is only available in Swedish.
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