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Maria G. Rewakowicz, author of "Literature, Exile, Alterity", interviewed in New Books Network

Maria G. Rewakowicz, author of Literature, Exile, Alterity:  The New York Group of Ukrainian Poets, was interviewed by Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed in New Books Network.  Listen to the podcast and read an excerpt of the review below.

Maria G. Rewakowicz explores a unique collaboration of the poets residing in the United States and writing poetry in the Ukrainian language. This research offers a systematized and chronologically organized vision of the group ... In addition to the theoretical framework for the discussion of the New York Group phenomenon, Literature, Exile, Alterity also offers an exquisite analysis of the poetry. Rewakowicz illuminates the multilayeredness the poets embrace and presents the groups diverse poetic experimentations as the engagement with altered selves. ... Literature, Exile, Alterity contributes to the discussion of modern Ukrainian literature from the perspective of intercultural and interliterary connections and influences. Rewakowicz also engages in the conversation regarding diverse intricacies of literary developments.
— Nataliya Shpylova-Saeed, New Books Network, 23 February 2017

To read the full review and see the original link to the podcast, visit New Books Network.

Marianna Tax Choldin interviewed in World Libraries

Marianna Tax Choldin, author of Garden of Broken Statues: Exploring Censorship in Russia, has been interviewed and reviewed in the first issue of the open access journal World Libraries' relaunch. Read the full interview at World Libraries' open access platform here.

Garden of Broken Statues: Exploring Censorship in Russia covers a lot of territory: geographically, from Hyde Park to Moscow to East Bangladesh; ideologically, from Soviet “omni-censorship” to the less systemic challenges to free speech we find in the States; and, above all, interpersonally, as Choldin pays tribute to the people who have shaped her life ... it’s such a wide-ranging book, it might be recommended not only to those interested in Russia or censorship, but also just about all readers of this journal: namely, librarians and information professionals curious about the personal and professional lives of those who have committed the better part of their lives to the cause of international understanding.
— Scott Schoger, World Libraries Vol 22. No. 1 (2016)
Meron Medzini, author of "Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun", interviewed in Forward
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Dr. Meron Medzini, author of Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews during the Holocaust Era, has been interviewed by Benjamin Ivry of Forward. To read the full interview and learn more about Medzini's volume, visit

You have to bear in mind that most Japanese had never seen a Jew in their lives. There were maybe a thousand Jews in Japan in the 1930s, so most could not tell them from other foreigners. My motive in writing this book was to tell [readers] that the Holocaust was not only in Europe, but in North Africa to a limited extent, and also in Asia.
— Meron Medzini, Forward 10 Jan 2017