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Pollitecon is now on Facebook through editor and publisher Victor Bivell.
The page has occasional posts on human rights and new Macedonian books
by various authors as well as on some broader issues. To see the full
timeline, simply log onto Facebook and send a request to become a friend.
Facebook is Here.
SBS Interview on The Rising Sun and Lerin in Mourning
Radio has featured an interview on two of Pollitecon's books: the reprint
of The Rising Sun in the Balkans: The Republic of Macedonia and the
translation and printing of Pollitecon's newest book, Lerin In Mourning.
The Rising Sun sold out about three years ago and is one of the best
explanations of the name issue by a third party. Lerin in Mourning names
over two thousand Macedonian fighters who died during the Greek Civil
War. The interview in English is Here,
and in Macedonian Here.
More interviews are Here.
New Web Site for Canadian Macedonian Books
Macedonian Books and Reviews is a new web site that offers a wide range
of Macedonian books including all the books that for many years have
been available though the Canadian Macedonian Historical Society. The
new site was established and is run by Virginia Evans, who also established
the books page for the Historical Society when she was director and
co-president. Virginia has for many years imported from various countries
books that are published in English about Macedonian subjects. "There
is little opportunity to learn about our literature, history and roots
if you are unable to read Cyrillic, or are second or third generation
Canadian," she says. The site carries fiction and children's books
as well as biographies, politics, literature, human rights and other
themes. The web site is Here.
Putting the Name Issue in a Comparative Perspective
Now available on our Free
Ebooks section, Putting the Name Issue in a Comparative Perspective
by Carlos Flores Juberías is subtitled Some Reflections on Twelve
Other Names That Did Not Become an Issue. The author says throughout
history there are countries and regions in Europe that become fragmented
among two or more states, among them Germany, Ireland, Moldova, Luxembourg,
Brabant, Carinthia, Styria, Karelia, Limburg, Pomerania, Silesia, Subcarpathia,
Tyrol, Ulsterand, of course, Macedonia. The book is a comparative
analysis of these cases and how the peaceful recognition of the right
of all the communities involved to keep identifying themselves with
their names and traditional symbols has been the rule. In no case has
the claim ever succeeded where one of the parties sought exclusive use
of the name and symbols. This finding has implications for the Macedonian
name issue that should not be ignored, he says. The paper is Here.
Faded Memories: Life and Times of a Macedonian Villager
Memories - Life and Times of a Macedonian Villager is a new book on
the Free Ebooks
section of the Pollitecon Publications web site. The book is an
autobiography by John Christos Vellios, Jovan Risto Numeff, as told
to his son Jim Vellios. It is a record of Jovan's recollections, or
faded memories, that were passed down from his family and ancestors.
It starts in Prilep under the Ottomans over 200 years ago, and under
dramatic circumstances moves to Bapchor, Maala, Krepeshina and other
villages of Lerinsko and Kostursko, to the USA, and then to the south
west of Western Australia and Perth. As well as their family history,
the book talks about the times in which Jovan's many family members
lived and has many interesting details of life in Macedonia and as migrants.
A really nice feature is the use of many Macedonian words alongside
their English equivalents to show the language used by the villagers.
The book is Here:
The Best of Ivan Trposki
section has The Sunrise in My Dream, a collection of the best poems
by Ivan Trposki. A Macedonian Australian and author of 15 books, Ivan
is the most published and most awarded poet in the Macedonian diaspora.
The 70 poems are in both Macedonian and English. See Here.
New Books from Risto Stefov
Our Free Ebooks
section has several new books authored or translated by Risto Stefov.
All four books have English and Macedonian language versions. These
- America's Role in Macedonia's Troubled Journey to International Recognition
- (1991 2013), by Risto Nikovski. Click to download the English
- The Balkan Mega-ethnos: National Doctrines of Macedonia's neighbours,
by Dimitar Mirchev. Click to download the English
- A Stone too is Soil, A Novel by Petre Nakovski. In English
and in Macedonian.
- A Century of Silence (1913 2013), by Stoian Kochov. In English
and in Macedonian.
Book on the Persecution of Macedonians in Bulgaria
Stojko Stojkov of OMO Ilinden' PIRIN has published a book titled
Taboo: The Persecution of Macedonians in Bulgaria During the Communist
Era (1944-1989). The book was launched at the University Gotse Delchev
in Shtip in December. There is more information as well as pictures
from the launch in the latest MHR Review Here.
Book on Australian Macedonian People's League
Australian activist Ico Najdovski-Perin has published a new book in
both English and Macedonian called Makedonkso-Avstralisko Naroden Sojuz
1946-1958. The book is a doctoral dissertation about this first national
organization of Macedonians in Australia whose well-known activists
included Kiro Angelcoff, Stojan Sarbinoff, Ilo Malkov and Mick Veloskey,
among many others. There is more on the book Here. The author can be
contacted on Facebook
and on 0418 223 313.
Mick Veloskey Interview
An extensive interview of longtime Australian Macedonian activist Mick
Veloskey by 3ZZZ announcer Ico Najdovski is on youtube. The wide ranging
interview covers both the early days of the Macedonian community in
Australia and also current issues. The interview is Here.
There is also an interview with Mick on the Pollitecon web site 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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