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Dean Kalimniou

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Diatribe: Nick visits the Acropolis

In Athens, Nick is visiting the ruins of the Acropolis for the very first time. Well, not really, for there exists a dog toothed photograph of him being held in …

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Diatribe: The other 25th of March

The Twenty Fifth of March, the day in which the Greek people celebrate the re-genesis of their nation should be a day of jubilation. Regardless as to whether chooses to …

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Diatribe: Greek School Daze

“I’m taking my child out of Greek school,” my hyperventilating friend spluttered in outrage. “I think someone needs to tell the people that run these establishments that this is the …

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Struggling against imperialism: The 1848 Ionian Revolt

The revolt in the Ionian Islands in 1848 was a significant episode in the island’s history, closely intertwined with the broader revolutionary movements that swept across Europe during the tumultuous …

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Diatribe: The Golden Gaytime Hero

“I need a hero I’m holding out for a hero ’til the end of the night He’s gotta be strong, and he’s gotta be fast And he’s gotta be fresh …

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Diatribe: Greece’s three year plan

The Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs has recently unveiled its “Strategic Plan for the Hellenic Diaspora 2024” in the form of a rather aesthetically graphic-designed brochure with all the hallmarks …

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Diatribe: ΟΠΟΥ ΓΗΣ ΚΑΙ PATRIS

It was while reading George Mouratidis’ poetry collection “Angel Frankenstein,” some years ago, a homage to a past both real and imagined, as a migrant growing up in Thomastown, that …

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Diatribe: Epirot sisters liberating for themselves

The Balkan Wars still loom large in the consciousness of those who come from Northern Greece or the Aegean islands, for it was in their aftermath that those territories were …

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Diatribe: Rediscovering Greek Vampires

“She appeared to be a Greek in all the ripe charms of womanhood. Her hair flowed down her shoulders in long graceful curls, crowned by a little scarlet cap, embroidered …

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Diatribe: Cafe Conversations

“What is your favourite Greek word?” my friend Chris asks me. We are seated at a most genteel café in a suburb in which our unaspirated t’s draw the sideways …

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