Tag Archives: Swedish

The Wrong Bus

The storyteller:
Sharlei is Somalian and has been living in Sweden for eight years.

Summary:
The first day in Sweden Sharlei sent her children to the shop to buy food. No-one in the family could speak or understand anything except Somali. The children took a bus and went shopping, but on their way home they took the wrong bus and ended up far away. Sharlei didn’t know were they were, so she tells about a day in anxiety, worrying and crying.

The Reward

The storyteller:
Mowafak is now living for 10 years in Sweden. He has emigrated from Iraq to nothern Europe country.

Summary:
The story is about a Christmas Eve 2014 in Sweden when I had so little money that I could not even buy a packet of ice cream for my children. I brought my wife and my three children on a road trip in the village where we live to make things a little bit more joyful since it was Christmas Eve. Then suddenly we saw a red wallet lying abandoned on the road, and when we opened it we found 700 EUR, but also ID card, credit cards, etc. We decided to return the wallet to the right owner and hope for a reward.

Long Way to the Dentist

The storyteller:
Ahmed comes from Somalia and now lives in Sweden for seven years.

Summary:
A man and his son had just arrived in Sweden, and lived 250 km far from the town. One day, the boy had to go to the dentist, so they took a bus for 3 hours to the town. But when they arrived, they could not find the dentist and we listeners will follow them on their long search in the wrong building. Finally they found the dentist, but they had missed their appointment and had to pay for being late.

Upptäckten (Discovery)

The storyteller:
Othman originates from the Syrian Arab Republic and moved two years ago to Sweden.

Summary:
A story about my own journey to discover how I could understand the Swedish language and what I learned from that. Everyday I go to language learning classes, but the language is so difficult to learn, and the teacher talks so fast with so many words. So I discovered how to use google translate to understand what the teacher said. But one day I was revealed and understood that I was as clever as a computer, so today I am working hard to manage my studies, using my brain.