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The Art of Crossing Cultures by Craig Storti

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3The Fallout

The British colony lived what appeared to be a life of blameless monotony rolling about in small cars, drinking at the yacht club, sailing a bit, going to church, and suffering agonies of apprehension at the thought of not being invited to Government House on the Queen’s birthday. One saw the murk creeping up over Brixton as one listened to their conversations. Malta and Gibraltar have similar colonies. How often they have been described and how wearisome they are.

—Lawrence DurrellBitter Lemons

Intercultural encounters are at the heart of the overseas experience; you can’t very well live and work abroad without coming into contact with the local people. When these encounters go wrong, however, and turn into the cultural incidents ...

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