Interview with Slavenka Drakulić—the East-West Doyenne of the 1990s

Originally published at: Interview with Slavenka Drakulić—the East-West Doyenne of the 1990s – Quillette

For anyone interested in Eastern Europe in the 1990s—that surreal time when the Berlin Wall had just fallen but the gulf between East and West remained palpable—the Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulić was required reading. Her books opened up to us that world from inside, written by a woman—one of the pioneering feminists in her country—who’d…

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