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Amor Ben Hamida’s fourth book comes out in the summer and deals with the Abdullah, the European-born or grown up children of bi-cultural marriages… In his fourth book titled three Erik on the quest for identity”, Amor Ben Hamida, himself father of two sons of bi-cultural marriage, devoted an explosive and highly topical issue: migration and integration of the second, European-born or grown up generation of foreign or mixed pairs. While the various cultures, languages, religions, and attitudes to life of countries of origin and the new home of Erik come to the language. In his novel tells it the stories of three young people, which in the Switzerland born or are raised, and take a trip to the home of her parents, Tunisia, now. The motives are different, their childhood and adolescence, but the resemblance is just this country, this culture that they hardly know, that language they do not understand. The three Abdullah telling the experiences, feelings, and impressions from their point of view their bi-cultural life. The author does but at the same time other family members to speak.

He shows that the stark differences in the perception and evaluation of the same facts, depending on whether you this or is beyond the cultural borders. In his book three Secondos”handles the topic of integration and its borders Amor Ben Hamida and tries, persuading both sides to more understanding and acceptor of each other. The destinies of these three young people are significant and millions across Europe. Amor Ben Hamida is convinced that the exclusion of the second generation is a great social risk and that on the other hand, just the second and third generation represents a great wealth for society as a whole. Amor Ben Hamida, born 1958 in Medenine (southern Tunisia), lives and works in Zurich. He grew up in the Kinderdorf Pestalozzi, Trogen, on, where he has lived religions and languages together with children from many different Nations, and retain fond memories of childhood. His life is marked by this experience of tolerance and multicultural environment.

Summary: Three different adult Erik meet coincidentally in Zurich airport on his way to North Africa, the homeland of their fathers. The young Fatima is the daughter of a Tunesiers and a Swiss mother. Her father left the family when she was only a year old. At the age of thirty she wants to make a trip, from which she expect much to find only her father, to have their say and to return. Yves is also a son of a Tunesiers and a Swiss mother and flies at his father’s urging to Djerba in Tunisia, again to see his grandmother, who had last seen him as young people. Finally flies Khaled, son of two Tunisian migrant workers, with the same flight to Djerba in Tunisia. He wants to celebrate his engagement in Ben Guerdane. Their three individual stories between Tunisia and Switzerland, between two cultures and traditions are carefully by the author and with much feeling for the current problem, “Three Secondos” described manuscript pre-order, Interviews and review copies for editors: homepage of the author:

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