Two books by Croatian-French writer Branka Bavčević, a native of Račišće on the island of Korčula, were presented at the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
Two books by Croatian-French writer Branka Bavčević, a native of Račišće on the island of Korčula, were presented September 19th at the Dubrovnik branch office of the Croatian Heritage Foundation.
The branch office head Maja Mozara welcomed the gathered and wished the author welcome to Dubrovnik and noted that this promotion continued on the cooperation of the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF with Croatians living in France. The books Anitin račiški tanac (Anita’s Račišće Dance) and Franka je izašla van na kišu (Franka Went Out In The Rain) and two poems, Zbogom ostaj Monalizo (Godspeed Mona Lisa) and Račiško siti se (Remember Račiško), put to music by Joško Banov and first performed by Vinko Coce, were presented at the Dubrovnik event.
Branka Bavčević promoted her first autobiographical book in Račišće back in 2011. She then embarked on a tour organised by the Split branch office of the CHF of New Zealand, Australia, America, France and Croatia.
The author dedicated her second book, Franka Went Out In The Rain, to the topic of women in the emigrant communities. This was an experience she herself went through and many Croatian women around the world will be able to associate with the character Franka, as emigrant experiences are universal. The book Anita’s Račišće Dance has already been translated into English.
The first book tells of a young woman in Korčula and is an autobiography of Antica’s life up to her departure for France. The second book, which is less autobiographical, also interweaves the fates of other people in the distant lands that have shaped them all, including the author.
Evidently happy with the promotion, the author also met her long sundered relative Niko Botica, a prominent figure in the Dubrovnik hospitality sector with whom she shared memories of the past.
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