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Cold Sea Stories

by Pawel Huelle

These stories could only have been written by a Pole, but do reflect the experiences of all who have lived under repressive regimes or as minorities. In short, Cold Sea Stories is a wonderful mix that should suit every taste. My favourite is 'The Flight from Egypt', which should be required reading for all political and religious leaders.

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The article described the refugee camp in Ingushetia, a journey lasting several months and several paragraphs across various borders, at the end of which they got out of a Ukrainian bus and quite literally walked - because they had no transport - into Poland. (From 'The Flight into Egypt')
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones

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The Last of the Vostyachs by Diego Marani
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