Swede won OBIE-Off-Broadway's highest honor : Swedish author and playwright Jonas Hassen Khemiri. The Obies have become a theatrical tradition, a meaningful way of acknowledging the best of Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway.
He is half Swedish( mother) and half Tunisian (father ).He talked about the life of immigrants in Sweden, and the relationship between native-born Swedes and the immigrants to the country. He stated, "we will have to redefine the Swedish national identity."
Khemiri , I don"t believe that the world consists of eternally different cultures. For me, there are no easy explanations of anyone"s identity. This is why I"ve written so much about the subject. For instance, many people would like me to "choose sides," and call myself one thing or another. But I won"t. I have a North African-Swedish identity.
The Swedish Institute published an article :Is it cool to speak Swedish?Swedes have been mainly influenced by the Anglo-Saxon culture . Many young people prefer English-language music to Swedish. Young Swedes generally like the Swedish language and feel it gives them an identity. Yet Swenglish is on the increase among today"s youth. They talk about Swedified English .
You have been swedified when... There is a list from Swedify Me .com :
A foreigners how-to guide: Swedifying Yourself
1-You greet everyone in the room by simply saying your name while giving a quick handshake.
2- The first thing you do upon entering a bank/post office/drugstore etc. is to look for the queue number machine.
3- You eat your pancakes and waffles with jam instead of syrup.
4- You use mmmm as a conversation filler.
5- You can pick out the real blondes from the fake blondes.
6-Your coffee consumption exceeds 6 cups a day and coffee is too weak if there is less than 10 scoops per pot.
7- You own a volvo.
A blog about Swedish culture - the sophisticated, the strange and the sublime says that :
Watching the Swedes ;Being Swedified !