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Sawchen Lecture: Ms. Slavenka Drakulic, “Café Europa Revisited: How to Survive Post-Communism”.
Join us on Nov 3 at 11am for the virtual Sawchen Lecture Series, featuring Ms. Slavenka Drakulic in conversation with Prof. emeritus Peter Stenberg, moderated by Dr Markus Hallensleben. This talk is co-organized by the UBC CMS Research Narratives Group.

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Title: "Café Europa Revisited: How to Survive Post-Communism”.

Abstract: Reading from her newly translated book: "Café Europa Revisited: How to Survive Post-Communism" (2021), followed by a discussion of actual political events in Central and Eastern Europe. The volume is an "evocative and timely collection of essays that paints a portrait of Eastern Europe thirty years after the end of communism. An immigrant with a parrot in Stockholm, a photo of a girl in Lviv, a sculpture of Alexander the Great in Skopje, a memorial ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the Soviet-led army invasion of Prague: these are a few glimpses of life in Eastern Europe today. Three decades after the Velvet Revolution, Slavenka Drakulić takes a look at what has changed and what has remained the same in the region in her daring new essay collection."

Bio: Slavenka Drakulić, was born in Croatia (former Yugoslavia) in 1949, is a journalist and a writer whose books have been translated into many languages. Her best-known book in the USA is How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed. Her last collection of essays, Café Europa Revisited: How to Survive Post-Communism, was published by Penguin Random House.

Please be advised that this event will be recorded. Attendees will be muted and have video automatically turned off. If you ask a question or otherwise participate in the session, be aware that your name may be visible on the recording. The telephone dial-in option is not available for this webinar. However, the recording will be made available on circle.ubc.ca after the live presentation, which is accessible through the CENES website at cenes.ubc.ca.

Nov 3, 2022 11:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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