Gillian Bouras
An Australian
Writer
Living in Greece

Articles

Greek Crisis Viewed from the Corner Store

 

By Gillian Bouras

Eureka Street Magazine

Nov 2009 Vol 21 No. 11

www.eurekastreet.com.au

 

For people who live in Greece these are troubled times: we know that. But what is to be done about them? Not a lot, but we carry on as best we can, sticking to routine, hoping feebly that pressing problems will go away, putting our heads in the sand, trying to forget that Greece has to cope with the IMF yet again.

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Lessons in Greek Prejudice

 

By Gillian Bouras

Eureka Street Magazine

Nov 2009 Vol 23 No 17

www.eurekastreet.com.au

'I NEVER THOUGHT I'd go to Albania,' said a member of an Australian tourist group during the crossing from Corfu. I never thought I would, either, but while his reasons for doubt involved not being in the right place at the right time, mine were different, coming from transplanted race memories that meant little to me, but much to the Greek family into which I married.

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Losing and Finding Dad

 

By Gillian Bouras

Eureka Street Magazine

Feb 2010 Vol 20 No 2

www.eurekastreet.com.au

I WRITE ABOUT families; many people wish I wouldn't. But in a sense families are all we've got, even though they may be extremely problematical, either safe havens, repositories of tawdry secrets, or something in between. And yes, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.

........My family seemed happy enough, held together by a quite remarkable mother, a person of rare intelligence and understanding. When she died, everything changed, and eventually my father rejected his two children. My brother and I take no responsibility for this estrangement, and our father need not either, for old age, ill health, and rash decisions can alter lives irreparably. And sometimes irrevocably.

 

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