Intersectional book club #2: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

“I had learned that you should always shout louder than your aggressor.” Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi Hi earth friends, and welcome to the Talking Egg! For our second intersectional book club we move towards the wonderful country that is Iran! For those that do not know much about the country, it goes far and beyond whatContinue reading “Intersectional book club #2: Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi”

Poetry spotlight #1: Do not live as I did by Park No Hae

Hi earth friends, and welcome to the Talking Egg! Today we have an amazing poetry spotlight, our first one, and a Korean one at that! This poem is by Park No Hae (박노해), born in 1957. Park No Hae is actually his pen name, and he found inspiration for it through the sentence, ‘the emancipationContinue reading “Poetry spotlight #1: Do not live as I did by Park No Hae”

Is Shia sectarianism singular to Bahrain?

Hi earth friends, and welcome to the Talking Egg! For those interested in the history and politics of the Middle-East, we shift our focus today towards a small island state called Bahrain in the Gulf – and report on the nature of Shi’ism in the country. Today throughout the Middle East, Shias represent the politicalContinue reading “Is Shia sectarianism singular to Bahrain?”