The New Yorker – Masha Gessen mentions Drakulić in her article on journalism in the Trump age

“Back in the early nineties, in her book ‘How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed’, the Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulić described laughter as the ultimate personal triumph over the daily humiliations of life under Communist rule”, writes Masha Gessen, a contributor to the New Yorker, in her article How Michelle Wolf blasted open the fictions of journalism in the age of Trump.

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The whole article can be accessed on this link.

Drakulić at Granada TRES Festival: Voices Del Mediterraneo

At Granada TRES Festival: Voices Del Mediterraneo, Slavenka Drakulić will participate on the panel ‘Paths Toward Democracy’. Three-way conversation: Slavenka Drakulić, Hélé Béji and Magdalena Trillo. 

The panel will take place on Friday, April 27, at the Federico Garcia Lorca Centre (Plaza Romanilla), at 5 PM.

More about the panel: The Croatian novelist Slavenka Drakulić, a witness of the Balkan War, and the Tunisian Hélé Béji, a clear-sighted analyst of the Arab Spring in her country, will discuss alongside the journalist Magdalena Trillo the obstacles peoples face on the path to democracy, conflicts stemming from emancipation processes, risks of nationalism and possible ways to prevent history’s worst episodes from being repeated.


The whole program of the festival can be downloaded here.