Tag Archives: Culture

Monster Brawl

Monster Brawl

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Dear Readers,

My newest expat+HAREM collaboration about how Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball in Prague turned violent. Old world met new minds as we were not allowed to dance and people got punched in the face for getting out of their seats and dancing.

I’d love it  if you stopped by over there and contributed a story about a time that you too witnessed an aggressive clash of cultures.

All the best,

Zuzu Gaga

Whites Only?

Whites Only?

A She Writes blog post by an African-American woman calling for “White Ambassadors To Help Me Cross Over” provokes a blog series, in which this piece is one of seven reactions. Read full post.

Why?

Why?

An explosive encounter with a racist Czech granny prompts me to once again consider why it is I continue to live in Prague. Read full post.

Transitions Abroad Essay Competition Winner

Dear Readers, Just a quick note to let you know that the essay I wrote about life in Prague as an expat placed as a runner-up winner in the Transitions Abroad essay competition. The article, Living in Prague as an Expat: The Times They Are a-Changin’, will be on their website for the next year.… Read full post.

Woe Is Me

Woe Is Me

Exploring the various facets of women’s literature and where my first novel, AMERICAN MONSTERS, fits into the debate. Read full post.

What’s In A Name?

What’s In A Name?

The name on my birth certificate reads Sezin Piotruszewicz Menekshe Rajandran. I was named with the same initials as my grandfather on my father’s side, SPM Rajandran. He died just months before I was born, and in fact my mom was so upset at his funeral that her amniotic sack tore and she might have… Read full post.

Rachel Tension

Regardless of whether or not a nation or people think they have racial tension within their borders or society, they do. Many nations (and people) will say that they don’t have problems of race, but rather problems of culture, or foreigners or socio-economic status. However this is far from true and racism exists on so… Read full post.