Hello friends,

Yesterday was a very special day for our family as we got to meet Afghan Hazara refugees here in Jakarta and spend the day with them. I will tell you more about this, but first I just have to share with you what happened […]

October 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , |10 Comments

What a party!

Hello friends!

I am overwhelmed by the amazing support after announcing my upcoming memoir The Cicadas, to be published by She Writes Press in 2015.

People have been calling, e-mailing, texting, chatting, congratulating me on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and twitter. I even received various status reports from […]

October 9th, 2014|Categories: Updates|Tags: , , , |10 Comments

Book announcement

I am happy and excited (!!!!!) to announce my upcoming memoir The Cicadas to be published fall 2015 by She Writes Press.

I came in contact with publisher Brooke Warner this summer and I am very impressed by her work. She Writes Press started in 2013 and is […]

October 8th, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , , |42 Comments


Elections in young democracies, as we have learned by experience, can be vulnerable.

After a week of waiting for the results, today Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was declared winner of the Indonesian presidential election.

As congratulations pour in from the rest of the world, Jakarta […]

July 23rd, 2014|Categories: Blog, Updates|Tags: , , |8 Comments

Happy midsummer!

Happy midsummer everyone!

As the monsoon is pouring down, we feel right at home celebrating in the traditional midsummer rain. 🙂 Our home town Gothenburg on the Swedish West Coast is located right by the sea and the weather in the early summer tends to be […]

June 21st, 2014|Categories: Updates|Tags: |8 Comments