An interview with Jonas Hassan Khemiri (who is a hottie) about his book (which came out only in Sweden) and his ideas about identity. Here’s a little somthin’:
Halil rebels against the discontinuation of Arabic lessons at school and against his liberal father. How much do you identify with this attitude?
Khemiri: As an adolescent I tried to distance myself from Swedish identity – to the point of completely romanticizing my Arab origins. Once I said to my father: “We’ll be going home soon.” My father asked: “What do you mean?”