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I disappeared for days so I wouldn't have to feed my child. My milk was bitter: the milk of incomprehension, of extinction. Peirene No. 25 Soviet Milk

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  • Khaled Hosseini Reviews Shatila Stories!

    Peirene Press is thrilled to say that Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, has read and reviewed Peirene Press Now! No.3, Shatila Stories. This is what he said about the book:

    ‘This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; it is born from it and told through it. Camp life in Shatila is rendered in vivid, haunting, sometimes brutal detail. But on every page, the glint of hope for dignity and a better life is heartbreakingly alive.’ Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.

  • Get your tickets now for the Peirene Summer Salon 2018!

    Our Summer Salon will focus on Peirene No. 26 Shadows on the Tundra, a piece of Lithuanian survival literature written by Dalia Grinkevičiutė.

    Tickets here.
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    The Latvian Literature Institute has created an enchanting video story for Peirene No. 25 Soviet Milk!

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