Location: Greek Centre, Mezzanine, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
Date: Thursday, 19th of May 2016, 7:00pm
Presenter: Dean Kalimniou
Often portrayed as a Greek nationalist movement, this lecture will argue that the Pontian guerrilla movement was created as a survival mechanism in response to co-ordinated persecution by the Ottoman Empire, prior to World War 1. The reasons for that persecution as well as the multifarious forms the guerrilla movement took prior to the treaty between Greece and Turkey will be examined.
Dean Kalimniou is a well-known poet and short story writer within the Greek community. As a journalist he is popular within the Greek community of Australia through his column in the Melbourne Greek newspaper Neos Kosmos, entitled Diatribe, which has been running since 2001.
He has published six poetry collections and has also translated numerous works of prominent Greek-Australian authors from Greek into English. In November 2007, Dean Kalimniou was awarded a Government of Victoria Award for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs.
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