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A Prisoner of War’s Story 

Birmingham Modern Greek Translations

Doukas's story is one of the most powerful literary accounts of the ordeal of those Greeks who were unable to escape in time across the Aegean to mainland Greece after the Greek-Turkish war of 1922. Acclaimed for its oral simplicity and captivating narrative qualities, it is the story of Nikolas Kozakoglou, an Anatolian Greek prisoner of war, who escapes death by pretending to be a Muslim. His story is one of survival, not heroism, hatred or revenge. It is a testimony to sheer human versatility and resilience and indirectly reveals how, although Greeks and Turks lived together on the whole peacefully in earlier times, they also remained deeply ignorant and suspicious of each other’s religious practice. A Prisoner of War’s Story can be seen as an episode of a larger epic, blurring the distinction between fact and fiction, legend and history


Category: Memoirs
Code: 11958
ISBN: 9780704485709
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 59
Publication Date: 1999
Publisher: Birmingham University Press
Published In: United Kingdom
Translator: Petro Alexiou
Language: English