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‘Prostitution’ as a second job: Stories of ‘Laila’ and ‘Chandra‘ – garment workers from Bangladesh

Things went not so well for Laila, a divorced 28-year-old mother of one who is now a garment worker in a factory located in Savar area, the apparel industry hub of Bangladesh and not far away from the Dhaka city’s fringe. She was happily married to a man who was a masonry worker but since his income was never stable and sufficient enough for the family, it all started to go very erratic. (more…)

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Interview with fiction writer ‘Kathleen Maher’

Fiction writer Kathleen Maher, the oldest of five, grew up in a suburb of Chicago. She already authored two books, ‘Diary of a heretic’ and ‘Underground Nest’. It’s my pleasure today to talk to Kathleen on her books, specially about the ‘Diary of a Heretic’ – a wild ride of Malcom Tully through sex, food, money and religion.

So, dear readers, here we go.

Hello Kathleen, you are author of ‘Diary of a Heretic’ and ‘Underground Nest’. Will you please tell us what are these two books about?

Kathleen Maher: They’re fiction. Underground Nest is a novella (or a long short story) and Diary of a Heretic is a novel presented as a young man’s diary. (more…)

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‚wenn ich an dich denke….‘ (‚when I think of you’)

von Bärbel Spindler

an deine wunderschönen Augen, wie sie strahlen wenn du mich ansiehst…..an deine kleinen lachfältchen wenn du mich anlächelst…..wie hübsch dein Gesicht ausschaut wenn ich dich so betrachte…..ich denk daran wieviel liebe du (more…)

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‚Heiratsantrag‘

von Bärbel Spindler

Mein liebling…oft genug…ich meine fast täglich habe ich dir gesagt das ich dich liebe…was du für mich bist und was ich in dir sehe…es gab auch Momente in denen ich dir Kummer bereitet hab und du wegen mir traurig und manchmal sogar wütend warst…aber eines ist seit unserer ersten gemeinsamen Stunde klar…das wir füreinander (more…)

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