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Dean Kalimniou

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Greeks in the nights of plague

The little Ottoman island of Mingheria, situated in the Eastern Mediterranean and famous for its marble and roses, has declared independence. For the last nine weeks, the island, whose population …

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Diatribe: ΠΑΡΑΣΧΟΥ ΜΟΙ

Recently, a Greek organisation in Melbourne received a government grant in the tens of thousands of dollars in order to renovate the facilities of its clubhouse. Unbeknownst to the grantors, …

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Diatribe: Lost Homelands

In her painting, “New Beginnings – Hope,” Mary Raphael perhaps captures in the most profound manner possible, the complexity of the Greek-Australian conception of the homeland and the ancillary loss …

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The story of ‘theia Foto’ and how she urinated in the face of the Germans during WWII

“What you have to know, now that you are entering the family,” my great-grandmother told my wife, upon meeting her for the first time, “is that the women of our …

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Diatribe: Antipodes and Asia Minor

I think that the members of the Greek Australian Cultural League of Melbourne would forgive me for expressing the wish that this year’s edition of their literary journal “Antipodes”, being …

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Diatribe: In a town of Osroene

My passionate Armenian friends are wincing. I am relating to them the story of a half Iranian, half Armenian friend who, being of mixed ethnic and religious heritage, was ostracised …

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Greeks for Mahsa join protest against Iranian oppression at Federation Square

“Woman is a ray of God” Jelaleddin al Rumi “Sex is great but have you ever been f….d by the Islamic Republic of Iran?” Placard at Federation Square. Twenty two …

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Diatribe: Smyrna – The last Word

Whenever I miss my grandparents, I re-read Dido Sotiriou’s classic novel «Ματωμένα Χώματα» (Bloodied Earth), not only because she provides a harrowing and all too human account of an Asia …

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Diatribe: Smyrna – Death of a metaphor

“A world ends when its metaphor has died. An age becomes an age, all else beside, When sensuous poets in their pride invent Emblems for the soul’s consent That speak …

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The hidden history of the Parthenon

It is a natural Austro-Hellenic knee-jerk reaction to cry appropriation, with regard to the National Gallery of Victoria’s latest projected installation of its Architecture Commission series, in this case, a …

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