Sofi Oksanen on the influence of Slavenka Drakulic

In Herald Scotland Finnish writer Sofi Oksanen talks about the impact of the Drakulic’s novel As If I am Not There on her writing.

“Suddenly, for me, a woman’s body became a metaphor for an occupied country and the use of sexual violence, be it in Europe, Africa or the Middle East today,” she said.

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Drakulic quoted in La Repubblica

In La Repubblica from April 8th 2015, a comment by Italian  philosopher and writer Michaela Marzano begins by quoting Drakulic’s novel “Marble skin”.

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Read the whole article in Italian.