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Pollitecon on Facebook
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
Ebooks 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
Ebooks section has several new books authored or
translated by Risto Stefov. All four books have English
and Macedonian language versions. These are:
- 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
- A Stone too is Soil, A Novel by Petre Nakovski. In
and in Macedonian.
- A Century of Silence (1913 2013), by Stoian Kochov.
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
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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