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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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Ikoyenia – The first Greek-Australian book that celebrates Greek families in Australia!

Just before the birth of her daughter in 2018 Greek Australian journalist Stephanie Timotheou, 29, went on a hunt to find a quality sentimental children’s book that represented Greek families …

Ancient chapter is added to the Lemnos story in a novel by Aussie academic and writer

Whether it is Lemnos or Limnos, the north Aegean island has a certain significance to Australian history as a place of  rest and support for Anzac forces engaged in the …

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Here’s why Cara Hoffman chose Athens as the setting for her prize-winning ‘Running’

Cara Hoffman’s latest book, Running, takes place largely in Athens because she says she has always been “captivated by the layered histories revealed in the city, the character of different …

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Malcolm Turnbull’s ‘bigger picture’ of a thoroughly liberal government

Malcolm Turnbull’s autobiography was never likely to pass without incident, even in these disrupted times. As it happened, the official launch was pre-empted by pirated e-copies circulating in government offices …

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Top 10 books about Greece and Greek life

01 North of Ithaka, by Eleni Gage The writer  picks up where her father, US-Greek journalist Nicholas Gage left off in Eleni – the 1983 bestseller which chronicles his return …

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Storytelling through the seasons: Beneath the Fig Leaves

On a sun-filled Melbourne spring afternoon in 2009, I sat with my ninety-year-old mother Giannoula in her garden, listening to her reminiscence about village life. I had always taken an …