A peek behind the Iron Curtain

Sponsor Isla McKetta spent a year in Poland, and it was that experience, and having spent a previous year in Pinochet's Chile as a child, that made oppression a topic in the forefront of her mind. In her novel Polska, 1994 she explores that, through the eyes of Magda, who witnesses her mother's arrest and disapearance.

We have a long sample on our sponsor's page so you can experience McKetta's tightly wrought language and ideas. See the world of this girl and how the country, and family, she's born into define her struggles.

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