How can the desire for a bun become so strong that it knocks out everything else, that it becomes like an abyssal hole?
For the comedian Marika Carlsson, who was named Sweden’s funniest woman twice, hosted the Melodifestivalen and did several acclaimed stand-up tours, it is a central question that she did not dare to touch for a long time. There has been too much shame there. What causes her inability to handle food and sugar? What has she been trying to numb with the food all these years?
And is it possible to joke about it, without making fun of it?
“Send me back, nobody wants me here”
Barely a year old, she is found severely malnourished and a hair’s breadth from death in a ditch in northern Ethiopia, in the middle of an ongoing famine that is claiming hundreds of thousands of lives. Little Marika is slowly returning to life in the warm arms of Swedish aid worker Erna. But the adoption to Sweden will be as life-changing as it will be demanding – the meeting with the white classmates, the middle class and the both safe and strict community in the Pentecostal church.
Hear comedian Marika Carlsson in the Sunday interview about deciding once and for all where she belongs, about finding love in London but then trying to forget it for twenty years, and about accepting her own inner darkness.
Host: Martin Wicklin
Producer: Fanny Hedenmo
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Source: ICELAND NEWS