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Alki Zei

03.01.2018 in Arts & Culture

Alki Zei   Athens, Greece has been selected as World Book Capital 2018 by UNESCO. In celebration of this designation, we’re sharing some of our favorite authors and books.   A pioneer and a treasured representative of Greek contemporary literature, Alki Zei has provided readers with a selection of books based on her personal experiences transformed into fiction. Born in 1925 in Athens, Alki Zei spent her early childhood in Samos. She studied philosophy, drama and scene writing while leading a life infused with political action and activism. Zei spent a significant part of her life as a political refugee…

Wildcat under glass

02.01.2018 in Arts & Culture

Wildcat under glass   Athens, Greece has been selected as World Book Capital 2018 by UNESCO. In celebration of this designation, we’re sharing some of our favorite authors and books.   One of the most remarkable novels of Alki Zei, “Wildcat Under Glass” was published in 1963 and has been established as a defining example of modern Greek juvenile literature ever since. Set on a Greek island during the 1930’s, the novel narrates the life of a family whose reality changes as the nation falls under the rule of a Fascist dictatorship. As the story is told through the eyes…