The Missing Pieces

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Research sheds light on the missing persons of Cyprus who disappeared without a trace during the Turkish invasion of 1974. Andrea Stylianou talks to “Neos Kosmos” about her academic achievements and being a human rights advocate.

Having a deep interest in human rights and listening to stories told by many new migrants arriving in Australia while a NewsCorp Australia reporter set Andrea on a new path. She started a journey to investigate the story of how she had arrived in Australia as a two-year-old with her family in 1975 after they became refugees from the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Continue reading “The Missing Pieces”

Home

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by Warsan Shire

no one leaves home unless
home is the mouth of a shark
you only run for the border
when you see the whole city running as well
your neighbours running faster than you
breath bloody in their throats
the boy you went to school with
who kissed you dizzy behind the old tin factory
is holding a gun bigger than his body
you only leave home
when home won’t let you stay. Continue reading “Home”

Ο Λόφος

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Γιάννης Ρίτσος
Μετάφραση στην Αγγλική
από Μανώλη Αλυγιζάκη

Κάποιος είχε πολλούς πεθαμένους.
Έσκαβε το χώμα, τούς έθαβε μόνος του.
Πέτρα τήν πέτρα, χώμα τό χώμα
έφτιαξε ένα λόφο.
Πάνου στό λόφο
έφτιαξε τήν προσηλιακή καλύβα του.

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When was it?

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Sofia Kontogeorge Kostos

When was it?
that Germans and Turks
of Central Powers-
pulled from their uniforms,

ORDERS FROM HEADQUARTERS:

“Start from the East; sweep to the Black Sea;
continue through to Cappadocia; later-
swing towards the Ionian West.
There’s a shortage of bullets,
take as long as it takes- be thorough!

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