Wednesday, 27 February 2019 20:52

Promised Brides

promised brides

Promised Brides by Dr Panayota Nazou

Book Launch

The launch of the English edition of the highly successful book Νύφες με Προξενιό, by Dr Panayota Nazou. It presents the most systematic and coherent research so far into the phenomenon of ‘promised brides’ as practiced during the period of mass Greek migration to Australia between the years 1950 and 1975.

Date: Sunday 17 March

Time: 4.00 pm  

Venue: Beta Bar, Lvl 1, 238 Castlereagh St, Sydney

Tickets: Free

Language: English

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Na O Pateras Sou

The launch of the book by Maria Haniotou

This enthralling historical novel portrays the life of an orphan from the year 1922 to the end of the Greek Civil War. Vangelakis, instead of going to school, is sold for 300 drachmas per year and a load of wheat so that his mother and younger brother could live. In 1940 he enlists in the war against the Italians. Afterwards he fights the Germans and then experiences the terrors of the Civil War. However, he survives. He finds hope and emotional warmth in sweet Antonia, who carries him out of the jaws of fear and terror.

Sunday 4 March

4pm

Cypriot Club, 58-76 Stanmore Road, Stanmore

Free

Language: Greek

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Saturday, 10 February 2018 23:47

Of Zakynthos and of the Foreign Land

Of Zakynthos

Dionysia Mousoura’s Literary Works

Dionysia Mousoura is a well-known first-generation Greek-Australian writer who was born in Zakynthos and lives in Melbourne. Her work has been published in Australia, Greece, America and Canada, and has received a number of commendations and awards. In the last twenty years she has published 8 books (2 poetry and 6 short story collections). The main characteristic of her work is a sese of the vast void of unbearable distance and torturous time.

Sunday 18 March

4pm

Greek Community Club, 206-210 Lakemba St, Lakemba

Free

Language: Greek

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