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Book Review: Alice Rothchild’s Broken Promises, Broken Dreams

Refusing to Be an Enemy In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Nelson Mandela makes a little known and seldom quoted observation. South Africa’s iconic liberation hero pays tribute to Bram Fischer, a white Afrikaner lawyer who defended Mandela and his ANC comrades in court against charges of terrorism, sabotage and high treason. The grandson […]

“…They Bite the Dust”

Each year the University of Vienna bestows an Honorary Doctorate on an individual of distinction: This year it was awarded to the former South African Anglican Archbishop, Desmond Tutu, for his work in theology. Tutu is a life-long champion of human rights and an activist against injustice, poverty, and suffering. These positions, coupled with his […]

An African Comments

“Everyone on the subway was aware of the Brennan incident,” said Paul Kojo, a native of Ghana who has lived in Austria for 23 years. “It always comes down to showing one’s ID. I have personally never had any confrontation with the police, only routine controls. I have been checked four times in over 20 […]

Loss of Language, Loss of Soul

Loss of Language, Loss of Soul

More than half of the world’s languages, perhaps as much as 95%, are threatened with extinction by the end of this century. Most will be lost in Africa – a cultural loss perhaps unprecedented in recorded history. Analysts blame the spread of commercialism and the rapid global spread of English as the principal causes.  This […]

Schloss Schallaburg Crusaders Revisited

From 31st March until 4th November, an exhibition on Crusaders is taking place in a castle Schallaburg near Melk, a small town in Lower Austria. Easily reachable by train from Vienna, the town is a good choice for spending your weekend, especially since it is far enough from Vienna’s bustle. The journey to Melk lasts […]

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