On February 18th the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF played host to the presentation of the book Croatians in Argentina. The author has worked as a university professor of Latin, contemporary culture and Spanish literature and works as a journalist, collaborating with the La Nacion daily.

On February 18th the Dubrovnik branch office of the CHF played host to the presentation of Carmen Vrljičak’s book Hrvati u Argentini (Croatians in Argentina).
Through personal testimonies and historical sources Carmen Vrljičak’s Croatians in Argentina shows how and why Croatians migrated to Argentina, how they lived there, what jobs they undertook, and tells of the fates of people in the post-World War II period.
The book also provides an overview of Croatian surnames in the country, borne, according to the data presented in the book, by 45 thousand people in Buenos Aires alone, and by some 130 thousand in Buenos Aires province as a whole.
Carmen Vrljičak (Verlichak) was born in Madrid to Croatian parents, who hail from the settlement of Krivodol, and she spends some of her time in Croatia. She was educated in Buenos Aires, where she graduated with a degree in literature and linguistics and earned her master’s degree with a paper on Thomas Mann. She has worked as a university professor of Latin, contemporary culture and Spanish literature and works as a journalist, collaborating with the La Nacion daily.
She is the author of ten books, and is the recipient of the Academie Prize awarded by the Instituto Museo General Belgrano.

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