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Framtidsstaden
Karneval, 2017
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
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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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".
 
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"West"
Gibbs Smith, 2011
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".
 
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Cowboy. På drift i ett annat Amerika
Carlssons, 2011
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.
 
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Stora famnen. Pappa Dallas i Rosengård
Gong Gong, 2009
"Stora famnen" ("Open Arms") portrays Diabaté Dialy Mory, commonly known as Dallas, who is a legendary youth worker and boxing coach in a troubled part of Malmö called Rosengård (Rose Garden).
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Skåneboken
Förlaget Snårestad, 2005
"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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Al Franken´s ”Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them"
Symposion, 2003
I have written the introduction to the Swedish translation of Al Franken´s "Lies and The Lying Liars Who Tell Them".
 
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Cowboy. På drift i ett annat Amerika
Carlssons, 2002
"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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13 resor värre. Svenska författare på villovägar
Carlssons, 1997
I have written one of the stories in this anthology, "13 resor värre" ("13 Journeys out of Control"), with Swedish authors depicting journeys that did not turn out according to plan.
 
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Ett varmt regn skall falla
Carlssons, 1992
"Ett varmt regn skall falla" ("A Warm Rain's A-Gonna Fall") combines non-fictional and fictional stories from the American southwest, where mining and forced relocation are forever changing the lives of the Navajo and the Hopi.
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Kluven tunga
Forum, 1977
"Kluven tunga" ("Forked tongue") is based on long stays on Indian reservations in the mid-1970´s, and its focus is on the conflict between the American Indian Movement and the various agencies of the U.S. government.
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