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Welcome to Elisabeth Eide's homepage, English version!

Unfortunately, most of my publications are in Norwegian language, but here are a few links which may prove useful for English speakers:

Fiction and related:

An Afghanistan Anthology (2004) Bitter almonds: 18 writers in Kabul

Letter to an Unknown Friend: Speech at International PEN’s World congress in Tromsø 2004

Five novels, published in Norwegian (and some other languages, but not English):

Until Kabul Falls (1994)

The Wheel of Development (1997)

Where Darkhess Plays with Time (1998)

Targets (2000)

To find you (2005). Click here for sample translation (3 chapters in English)


My doctoral thesis, defended in November 2002.
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Lectures at the dissertation:

'Being the Other' or tourist in her reality? Reporters' attempts at cross-identification (a version later published in Social Identities 1/2007)

What novels can do, and journalism can not. On the relationship between fiction and reportage

Other articles or papers in English:

The Empire and the Egyptians, Nordicom Review 2/2006

Warfare and dual vision, in: Ottosen/Nohrstedt (eds.): U.S. and the Others. Global Media Images on “The War on Terror” (2004)

The Long Distance Runner and Discourses on Europe's Others. Ethnic Minority Representation in Feature Stories

Gender and media - lecture at a seminar initiated by IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television), NRK, Oslo, december 2000

The Twenty Per cent Limit. On Gender and Norwegian Media, WIN News

Is the African Woman Allowed to Speak? Paper to IAMCR-conference, Glasgow, 1998

Recommended websites: (a website publishing a variety of critical, radical intellectuals/journalists) (a website concerned with media critique) (a very informative website – daily updated – on Afghanistan)