Books

Life

“For my parents, all four of them”

For many years, Peter Papathanasiou’s parents could never find the right time or the right words to tell him the story of his birth. His mother Elizabeth worried that she …

Life

Author unveils the rich tapestry of the hidden world of the Dodecanese

Author Jennifer Barclay has called the Dodecanese island of Tilos her home for the past 10 years. It was the base from which she spent more than four years exploring …

Features

‘Adding life to years’: Cooking in Ikaria, the Greek island of longevity

Be it studying, preparing or teaching it, food has been a big part of Meni Valle’s life. And growing up as a Melburnian-Greek, it was only natural to fall in …

Life

Billy Cotsis presents a new book set in 1453 Constantinople.

Battles, intrigue, good vs evil, romance, history and betrayal…. Welcome to the year 1453. 1453 is told as a story by the emperor’s secretary, George Sphrantzes, which includes a number …

Dialogue

We tried and tested ‘Cooking with Yiayia: The Ikoyenia Series’

The first thing to note about South Australian journalist Stephanie Timotheou’s bilingual children’s book Cooking with Yiayia, is that it is beautifully illustrated. The lines are simple and yet have …

Life

Never Again – Remembering the Holocaust in Greece – A Book Review

The story of the Holocaust in the Second World War is one of the most terrible and heart-rending events in the 20th century. The murder of six million civilians purely …

Life

Primary Sources, and Their Power

Savvas Koktzoglou is a retired mechanical engineer, a Greek American from Chicago, Illinois. He is a native of Drama, in Greece’s province of Macedonia, a child of Pontic Greeks from …

Life

The diary-turned-book of an immigrant single mother from Cyprus surviving in Australia

When Cypriot-Australian Helena Kidd stumbled across her mother’s handwritten diary, she had it translated for her family. Through Maria Avraam’s eyes, the family discovered the mental and physical abuse she …

Life

Dr Christos Fifis: Narratives in the autumn of our times

It is autumn in Greek Melbourne. At least that is what one is to understand from the front cover of author and academic Dr Christos Fifis’ latest book, Ελληνοαυστραλιανά Διηγήματα. …

Life

Question and Answer session with author of ‘The Queen of Limnos’

Author Dr Tony Whitefield answers a few questions about his beloved island of Lemnos, the stories that surround Hypsipyle the heroine of his novel The Queen of Limnos. Dr Whitefield …