In the latest issue read all about President Grabar-Kitarović’s tour of the Croatian communities of Canada, the CHF’s Croatian Minorities Forum, Zagreb’s Interliber book fair, the CFU tamburitza festival in Pittsburgh and much, much more.
On hand to discuss the books were philologist Benjamin Tolić, Damir Pešorda, critic Tomislav Šovagović and Mate Kovačević and the director of the Croatian Culture Foundation and editor of Hrvatsko Slova writer Stjepan Šešelj, who also penned the foreword to Ćorić’s novel.
This double issue of The Spectre of Freedom was edited by Croatian writer, director and translator now resident in Paris Yves-Alexandre Tripković, literary editor, translator and publicist Nenad Popović and writer and editor Dalibor Šimpraga.
The national charter was awarded for particular merit in activity in the spheres of culture and education and in promoting and preserving the distinct nature of the Croatian language and customs in Hungary. It also marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the activity of the Federation of Croatians in Hungary and was accepted on behalf of the Federation by its president Joso Ostrogonac.
Joining Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović at this traditional gala event hosted by the Prsten Association were science and education minister Pavo Barišić, MP Drago Prgomet representing the prime minister, state secretaries Zvonko Milas and Zdravka Bušić and the ambassador of Bosnia-Herzegovina Renata Paškalj. Also among the special guests were former Croatian president Ivo Josipović and the Croatian member of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina Dragan Čović, joined by many other guests and dignitaries from Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Austria and Germany.
The batana ecomuseum project is a unique approach to preserving the complete tangible and intangible heritage of the Croatian coastal town of Rovinj. The batana, a traditional wooden boat, was inscribed in the Croatian register of cultural property in 2008.
Viliam Pokorny, a leader in preserving Croatian identity in Slovakia, was buried on the 28th of November in Devinsko Novo Selo, Slovakia. He was the founder of the Croatian Culture Association in Devinsko Novo Selo and was also among the founders of the Croatian Culture Federation in Slovakia. He launched the magazine Hrvatska Rosa, wrote plays and poetry and collected aphorisms, which he carved into wooden spoons and boards.
Dokoza is a journalist and writer, and serves as the editor of the monthly emigrant Fenix Magazine, while Caktaš is a physician, journalist, president of the Croatian House in Munich, vice-president of the German chapter of the Croatian World Congress and vice president of the Munich chapter of Matrix Croatica
The 4th Games are organised by the Croatian World Congress and the State Office for Croats Abroad and will be held in Zagreb from the 18th to 21st of July 2017. Registration for competitors is open through to the 28th of February 2017.
The book is published by Udruga OS, and is conceived as a series of thirty-nine prose miniatures in alphabetical order, forming the backbone of diverse events and experiences of the heroine and the many actors in her story. The cover art is by Patricio Alejandro Aguero, a resident of Zagreb with roots in Venezuela.