A book about all the dreams that came true. But also about the nightmares like the racism she encountered and the fear she felt the day the Nazis stood outside her door. A story of class, gender, ethnicity, migration and segregation.
Bortom mammas gata (Beyond mamma’s street) has been praised and received multiple awards among others the Swedish PEN’s Bernspris award, Kommunal’s culture award, the Immigrant Institute’s award, Fastighetsettan’s award for courage. It has also been translated into Greek where it was also critically acclaimed (see below or click the link).
Buy, read and learn.”
Tomas Wennström, Fönstret
Alexandra Pascalidou is one of the best things to have happened to Sweden in a long time.”
Jakob Ronsten, Revansch
This book mercilessly exposes official hypocrisy.”
Pascalidou’s verbal bashing is like a wallop in the stomach. She is deft in her turn of phrase and strikes resolutely. But never at those who are down. Her book is a message of strength.”