Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues

“I grew up in Angola, and I’ve spent most of my adult life in Portugal. Now, five months after moving to Sweden I still find this place to be quite exotic. Swedes have a different rythm from what I am used to. They get up really early, leave work early and then they like to stay in their homes. Except on weekends. Last Sunday I saw people doing all kinds of sports on the ice of a lake: skating, kite surfing and drilling holes for fishing. It looked like so much fun. The streets of Uppsala, my new home city, are extremely quiet, and that is not only because the buses run on biofuel. You rarely hear people shouting or children screaming. Even the dogs are quiet here.”

Cristina Udelsmann Rodrigues, Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute

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