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Afak Afgun

Afak is a 3rd culture kid who is fascinated with brains. She studies cognitive neuroscience and works with autistic people in Norway. She loves creating gifs and puts sriracha sauce on everything.

My shameless rishta ordeals

#NotYourBride In high school a white Norwegian friend of mine and I used to talk about Jane Austen. Her favourite novel was Pride and Prejudice. She would romanticise the old days. I, on the other hand, would get annoyed because…

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In March 2016 I read an article in the Norwegian newspaper titled ‘New Walls of Europe’. The article mentioned a refugee camp called ‘Idomeni’ that was situated between northern Greece and Macedonia. On the 9th March 2016, Macedonia closed its…

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Women carry a heavier coffin

‘So beta, this is the church where there is also a graveyard for Muslims. I feel I belong here. This is one of my favorite spots. I liked being here when I was younger. When I will die, I want…

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Singing that changes the weather

Uganda-born Halima Namubiru (23), known on-stage as Hally Mubiru, smiles as she recalls her first memory that of singing, at nine years old and living in Bergen, Norway. ‘I was annoyed about homework. I ran out of my house at…

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