Edda Manga

Edda Manga (born 1969)[1] is a Swedish historian of ideas, speaker and debator. Manga won the Clioprize in 2004 for her doctorate thesis Gudomliga uppenbarelser och demoniska samlag ("Divine revelations and demonic intercourses").[2] She was a summer host on Sveriges Radio P1 during Sommar i P1 on 14 June 2004.[3] In 2011 she together with her husband was a speaker at the summer camp of the Communist Party in Sweden, though she is not a member.[4] Since January 2016 she works as a researcher at Mångkulturellt centrum (tr: Multicultural center).[5] Edda Manga is active in public debates and is a defender of Muslim women in Sweden to wear the hijab.[6] She has in turn been criticised for trivialising the issue of women as victims of violent honor cultures in Sweden.[7]

Gaza flotilla

Manga is married to historian Mattias Gardell. They were aboard MV Mavi Marmara as part of the flotilla which tried to break the Israeli embargo of the Gaza strip, before Israeli armed forces attacked the flotilla on the morning of 31 May 2010.[8] Manga was deported from Israel and landed in Sweden on 3 June along with her husband and other Swedish left-wing activists.[9] She denied allegations of IHH being a militant Islamist organisation, saying "They are not turkish islamists. They are a muslim organisation working with humanitarian aid in 143 countries." She further called the Israeli action irrational.[9]



  1. ^ Manga, Edda (2004-09-14). "Edda Manga: Tillväxtens ideologi gör oss fattiga" (in Swedish). Göteborgs-Posten. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  2. ^ Bäckstedt, Eva (2004-09-14). "Historisk onani ledde till Cliopris" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  3. ^ "Sommarvärdar 2004". Sveriges Radio. Retrieved 2010-10-17.
  4. ^ admin (2011-08-04). "Kommunisternas sommarläger". www.kommunisterna.org (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  5. ^ "Edda Manga - Mångkulturellt Centrum". Mångkulturellt Centrum (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  6. ^ "Samma gamla slitna pamflett om slöjan". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  7. ^ "Förnekarna av hedersvåld". Göteborgs-Posten (in Swedish). Retrieved 2017-12-25.
  8. ^ Högström, Erik (2010-05-31). "Gardell ombord på bordat fartyg" (in Swedish). Expressen. Archived from the original on 2010-06-03. Retrieved 2010-05-31.
  9. ^ a b "Alla svenskar från Gazakonvojen hemma igen". Ekot. 2010-06-03. Sveriges Radio. P1.