Talk:Henning Mankell

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In the Wallander serie, I put away the links for the years... Does not bring anything, since under any year article you cannot find any information about Mankell or any of his books. When I have time, I'll do it for the other books. Kernitou — Preceding undated comment added 13:22, 2 May 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Ystad (pronounced Ue-stad ("ue" as in "muesli" and "a" as in "father" - not pronounced as in the recent 2008 UK television adaptation)"[edit]

Isn't this just how they pronounced it in the BBC series? I don't remember them saying it differently. (talk) 04:07, 28 December 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Gaza flotilla attack[edit]

This section was written in a transparently biased fashion, stating that Israeli soldiers boarded the ships and "found terrorists aboard" who attacked the soldiers. First, many dispute that there were armed protesters aboard, and even if there were, it would be inappropriate to call them "terrorists" in a wikipedia article, since even on the Israeli version, they attacked soldiers who boarded the ship in international waters, not civilians. I have changed the wording somewhat. -- EduardGrebe —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:26, 17 July 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Henninng Mankell on the BBC's World Book Club[edit]

A chance to ask questions to improve this article! Henning Mankell will be talking about Faceless Killers on the BBC radio programme World Book Club. You can submit a question or ask to be part of the audience by emailing or by using the form on the World Book Club homepage. You can also leave a question on the World Book Club Facebook page. Recording is on Saturday 28th May 2011, at 13.00 in the Woodstock Bookshop, Woodstock, Oxfordshire. EdQuine (talk) 16:46, 4 May 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I would like to see Mankell's interest in Africa, where he spends half of his time, in the lead. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:15, 26 August 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Isolated Quotation on Europe and Islam.[edit]

This seems to be taken from an interview done to promote/discuss a play. Its place in the politics section really feels like someone has chosen it to portray Mankell in a particular way. Perhaps someone who understands Norwegian (interview is in Norwegian) could provide some context? Without context, its prominence comes across as quote-mining. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Japanscot (talkcontribs) 22:31, 2 February 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]


"He claimed not to have encountered antisemitism during his journey (in Palestine)"

It would be strange indeed for him to have encountered antisemitism during his journey among Palestinians, since they are themselves Semites. ---Dagme (talk) 23:00, 26 March 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

No, that statement is ridiculous in all regards. "Antisemitism" is Jew.hatred; the "Semite" moniker was originally used by Jew-haters to apply a new label in 1879 to describe the motivations. For centuries, Jew-hatred was motivated by the claim that the "Jews killed Jesus", but once enlightenment thinkers had rejected religion, they needed a new approach to Jew-baiting and thus created the notion of "Antisemitism", i.e., the idea that Jews are racially different and therefore socially incompatible with other peoples. It is true that Jews are Semites, but so are Persians for instance. However, Antisemitism was and is only directed toward Jews. Now, contrary to popular thought, Arabs are not Semites, they are Hamites. The confusion stems from their language, Arabic, being listed as a Semitic language since it is related to Hebrew and other such languages, but the Arabs are descendent of an Egyptian handmaid and are thus Hamites. Worse still, the use of the term "Palestinian" is itself proof of Antisemitism, since there really is no such thing as a Palestinian. They are Arabs. They are late comers to Palestine. They speak a language and have a religion that is alien to Palestine and have no history in Palestine. That they and others even use the word "Palestinian" to describe these Arabs is a large-scale larceny of Jewish identity and history, and it thus Anti-Semitic. I could not read his mind, but if Henning said he did not encounter Antisemitism (i.e., Jew hatred) travelling among the Arabs, either he was painfully unobservant, or simply lying. I was acquainted with Henning Mankell many years ago, and he tried to tell me that the Rhodesian Army was in the habit of cutting off black villagers lips, when in fact it was the ZANLA and ZIPRA terrorists, whom he supported, that were famous for doing that. Either he was acting stupid or it was not an act. While that issue is not related to his involvement with the Arabs, it illustrates that his judgement cannot be trusted.2A02:2454:9875:1E00:8533:6D65:377B:2CB8 (talk) 14:43, 27 September 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I don't speak Swedish, but I question the IPA pronunciation guide: is there really meant to be a length mark after the consonant [ŋ]? --Pfold (talk) 14:42, 27 December 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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