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How does one "become Swedish"?

Published måndag 10 juni 2013 kl 10.00
"You just have to say you are a Swede"
(5:11 min)

In the second report on Sweden's identity Loukas Christodoulou talks to some people who have an alternative view on "Swedishness" - and makes a very personal decision.

First he meets Gurgîn Bakircioglu (who is also on Swedish Radio, on the Stockholm Metropol channel). He says to Loukas that he is trying to reclaim a racist word: "blatte", to challenge racists

Then he talks to Qaisar Mahmood, an author who has written the book Jakten på svenskheten ("the hunt for Swedishness"). He says that Swedishness can simply be defined as whatever the people who live in Sweden do.

"You just have to say you are a Swede"

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