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The Macedonian Communities Around the World page is Here.
Macedonians in Malta
Pollitecon's Macedonian Communities Around the World web page now has
a link to the Macedonians in Malta. The initial link is to the Facebook
page Makedonsite vo Malta/ The Macedonians in Malta. The page is Here.
There are many new books in Pollitecon's Free
History of Contemporary Greece
of Contemporary Greece is a new book by well-known Macedonian historian,
Stoian Kiselinovski. The book is easy to read and covers the main threads
of modern Greek history from 1821 to 2016. It starts with the Greek
Uprising and moves to the appearance of the Philhellene movement, the
attitude of Russia, Britain and France towards the Greek problem, the
role of the "Megali Idea" in creating a Greater Greece, the
Balkan Wars, the First World War, the Greek-Turkish War and their territorial,
ethnic and political consequences. Among these, the author also focuses
on the destiny of the minorities in Greece after the Second Balkan War
through to post World War 2 period. He looks at Greek internal and foreign
policies, including the indigenous population migration and the foreign
population colonization and their consequences. The book was translated
from Macedonian by Risto Stefov. The book is Here.
The Macedonian version, Istoria na Sovremena Grtsija, is Here.
DNA Answer to Where the 'Slovens' and 'Indo-European' Languages
paper "Where the 'Slovens' and 'Indo-Europeans' Came From? DNA-Genealogy
Provides the Answer" uses DNA analysis to argue that the homeland
of the Aryans, who are also the "Pre-Slovens" and the "Indo-Europeans"
is in the Balkans. More precisely it is in Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and
Macedonia. Using analysis of the genetic R1a1 haplogroup, which is associated
with Slavic speaking peoples, the author shows how the original descendants
lived in the Balkans from about 12,00 years ago. About 6,000 yeas ago
they began a great migration, first north, but later elsewhere and today
the haplogroup is found throughout Europe and in India and the Middle
East. This group is now about 10 per cent of the population in Albania,
8 to 11 per cent in Greece with 25 per cent in Salonika, 12 to 15 per
cent of Bulgaria and Herzegovina, 14 to 17 per cent in Denmark and Serbia,
15 to 25 per cent in Bosnia, Macedonia and Switzerland, 29 to 34 per
cent in Croatia, and 30 to 37 per cent in Slovenia. The average for
the Balkans is 16 per cent. The paper argues that Slavic, Aryan languages
form the basis of the European languages, Sanskrit, and "Indo-European"
Iranian languages. The author, Anatoly Alexeyevich Klyosov, is president
of the Scientific Consultative Management of the International Genealogical
Bureau, professor of Biology at Harvard University, a doctor of Chemical
Sciences and professor of the Moscow State University. He is the founder
of the Russian Academy of DNA genealogy, and lives in the USA. The paper
Who are the Macedonians - Their struggles to survive as a nation
Who are the Macedonians - Their struggles to survive as a nation is
the latest book by Canadian-Macedonian author, Risto Stefov. The book
covers a wide sweep of history and issues with most attention on the
modern era that began in the 19th century with the disintegration of
the Ottoman Empire. Among other topics, it looks at life in Macedonia
during this period, the people's bid for independence and the creation
of a Macedonian state, why the Ilinden Uprising failed, the division
of Macedonia and the atrocities committed against the Macedonian people,
the Greek Civil War and post war life in Greek occupied Macedonia, the
revival of the Macedonian state and nation, and the Macedonians in the
diaspora. Mr Stefov says the book is about the Macedonian people's struggles
for equality and human rights and "how the Macedonian people were
treated and are still being treated by the European monarchies and by
the Great Powers and their proxies." The book is Here.
Short Truths is a short book of eight articles by I Popovski that discuss
a number of current Macedonian political themes and issues. The author
does this under the headings of: An Artificial Nation, Appeal for Help,
Short Analysis of the Name Issue, The Macedonian Language, Letter to
Karamanlis, How Politics Are Led - Here, Poverty, and Lack of Self Confidence.
The author was born in Aegean Macedonia and left as a child refugee
during the Greek Civil War. He lives in Skopje and is a chemical engineering
technologist. His style is easy-to-read and the writings include numerous
observations on modern Macedonia. The book was edited by Risto Stefov.
Short Truths is Here.
The Macedonian version, Kratki Vistini, is Here.
Turjanska Svadba is a short piece by author Stojan Kochov about his
village of Turje and its wedding customs. The paper is Here.
Stay Airbnb Home in Neret/ Polipotamos
Visiting Neret/ Polipotamos and the Lerinkso region is now easier as
there is an Airbnb house in Neret available to rent. The property was
developed by Perth businessman Jim Bivoltsis, who was born in the village.
The original stone house has been fully renovated with modern bedrooms,
kitchen, bathroom and laundry. It is one of the first houses as you
enter the village and is only a minute or two's walk to the centre of
the village, the main church and the two tavernas. It is on the side
of the hill with the river below and great forest views across to the
other side of the valley. There is wi-fi and offstreet parking for two
cars. There is more information Here.
Books by Other Publishers
Rainbow - Macedonian Poetry in Macedonia
- Makedonska Poezija vo Avstralija/ Rainbow - Macedonian Poetry in Australia
is a new anthology of over 160 poems by 25 poets that has been published
to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Macedonian-Australian Literary
Association Grigor Prlichev. Most of the poems are in Macedonian but
there are also 11 in English. The poets are: Risto Galevski, Branko
Naumovski, Ivan Trposki, Pero Damcevski-Kocin, Grozdan Jovanovski, Krste
Naumoski-Meckar, Jorde Petrovski, Gorjan Maslinkoski, Ljubitsa Popovska,
Liljana Tosheska, Naum Trajceski, Marija Aleksandrova, Dushan Ristevski,
Naum Paunoski, Victor Bivell, Dimce Dzajkoski, Lence Tselakoska-Klekackoska,
Zaklina Mihajlova, Slavica Risteska, Gordana Dimovska, Jovan Kokalovski,
Vukosava Doneva-Varkoli, Nikola Stoilkovski, Spase Trposki, and Nada
Ivanova. There is a review in both Macedonian and English by the editor,
Professor Dr Vasil Tocinovski. The 266 page book is $15 plus postage.
For further information and to order a copy, email Dushan Ristevski
New Paperback Edition of 'On Macedonian Matters'
new and more affordable paperback edition of the book On Macedonian
Matters from the AMHRC Conference on the partition of Macedonia in 2013
has been published and is now available for purchase from Amazon. The
book has 15 academic essays on numerous aspects of the partition including
the wars, the colonization of Macedonia, social trauma, language, and
identity. There are also essays on modern Macedonia and its politics
and law. The book is edited by Victor Friedman and Jim Hlavac. The book
can be purchased from Amazon Here.
From Communism to Democracy in Macedonian
book From Communism to Democracy: My Childhood and Teenage Years in
Yugoslavia-Macedonia by Macedonian-Australian author Janko Tomov is
now available in Macedonian. Janko's father, Ivan, was born in 1888
and was a courier in the Ilinden Uprising and a soldier in the Balkan
Wars and First World War. Janko qualified as a teacher of physical and
health education and as a sports and athletics trainer. While living
in Yugoslavia he was imprisoned for believing that communism was an
unjust system. He came to Australia in 1970 and has been active in Macedonian
and diaspora affairs. He has authored numerous books on sport and human
rights, among them Ancient History of Macedonia and the Balkans According
to Western Authors. For more information about Od Komunizam do Demokratija:
Moite Detski I Mladinski Godini vo Jugoslavia-Makedonija and his other
books, please email Janko Tomov Here.
Partings - 11 Songs
Macedonian Arts Council has released a musical album called Partings
with 11 pop songs inspired by Macedonian immigrant folk songs. Executive
director Pavlina Proevska said the Arts Council asked eleven composers
and singer-songwriters from around the world to take original Macedonian
folk songs about migration to America and turn them into modern melodies
in English. The songs are arranged in different styles and are meant
for the different sensibilities and musical tastes of listeners around
the world. A goal is to generate profits for the establishment of a
US-based Endowment Fund that would help young girls in Macedonia to
attend college. A short video of the artists and samples of the songs
The songs can be bought and downloaded for US 99 cents each at amazon.com
Macedonia Needs Macedonians
Please remember that Macedonia Needs Macedonians - . The Facebook page
for the Macedonia Needs Macedonians group is Here.
Two major tourism portals are Travel2Macedonia which is Here,
and Macedonia - Timeless which is Here.
Canadian Macedonian Books
A reminder that Canadian Macedonian Books has a great selection of Macedonian
books in English from around the world. These include non-fiction, fiction,
children's and cook books. Canadian Macedonian Books is run by Virginia
Evans, a former co-president of the Canadian Macedonian Historical Society
and founder of the Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto. Canadian Macedonian
Books is Here.
Discount for Complete Set of Books
A reminder that a complete set of 12 Macedonian books published by Pollitecon
can be purchased at a discount of free postage in Australia and reduced
airmail postage overseas. See Here.
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