Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Posts from the Anthropological Mirror

This week's Observer contains two interesting articles looking at people in places which are rarely reported - the perfect anthropological twist on the news.

For years, Britons have been only too happy to jump the Channel in search of a better life. So why, then, are so many of our Gallic cousins making their home over here? Lucy Siegle meets some of the 300,000 emigres who have decided to go on permanent French leave.

A female architect's poignant and witty dispatches about living with her mother-in-law in the West Bank have become a surprise publishing success, revealing the absurdity and adversity of everyday Palestinian life.

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