ZUZANA PALOVIC/BOOKS

slovakia  the legend of the linden (MARCH 2018)

This book takes you on an emotional journey deep into the Slovak and Slavic inner world. Follow the trail that opens your eyes to the magical realm guarded by the Linden tree and its sacred heart-shaped leaf. It is a code that carries the story of the people born at the crossroads of worlds.

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THE GREAT RETURN (APRIL 2018)

In the beginning of the 21st century, Europe opened its borders to the countries from behind the Iron Curtain. Since then, over 100 million citizens, including Slovaks gained the freedom to move West without a visa. Now, a decade after the East-West exodus, our pioneers are returning home.

Telling the stories of international Slovaks who left, learned and returned, 58 voices including government, business and society share their views on the transformation of a nation. The 59th voice is that of the author, who reveals a personal tale of loss, lessons and reconnection through a rite of passage shared by millions of people across the planet.

Time-travellers to culture shifters, Slovakia’s lost daughters and sons come home, proving that return is not just a possibility, but and opportunity.

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Slovakia: Life on the Iron Curtain (August, 2018)

Take a journey into the borderland of the Red Empire, during an ideological battle that saw the world ripped in half. Dare to step into communist Slovakia where the controlled East’ and the free ‘West’ converged at their closest. This is a story of ordinary people caught up in the midst of the 20th century’s greatest political experiment. Through tales only told in whispers, glimpse into the everyday reality of those whose entire universe was ruled by the Hammer and the Sickle.