[Reading] ➰ Street Without a Name ➸ Kapka Kassabova – Writerscompany.co.uk

Street Without a Name Really enjoyed this trip through Bulgaria.The author gives a fantastic tour of her country, in a writing style that is easy to read, yet full of emotion and pathos. Memoir, history book, travelogue this book is written with clarity, honesty, sentiment not sentimentality , and humor It s beautifully written The family stories are touching The history portions scratch the surface of huge gaps in my knowledge And the sections devoted to Kassabova s country of Bulgaria had me googling images of almost every place she mentions In fact it would be nice if there were a map in this book for easy reference Between Hotel Drustur and the Golden Dobrudzha, I hav Memoir, history book, travelogue this bo Kassabova Was Born In Sofia, Bulgaria And Grew Up Under The Drab, Muddy, Grey Mantle Of One Of Communism S Most Mindlessly Authoritarian Regimes Escaping With Her Family As Soon As Possible After The Collapse Of The Berlin Wall, She Lived In Britain, New Zealand, And Argentina, And Several Other Places But When Bulgaria Was Formally Inducted To The European Union She Decided It Was Time To Return To The Home She Had Spent Most Of Her Life Trying To Escape What She Found Was A Country Languishing Under The Strain Of Transition This Two Part Memoir Of Kapka S Childhood And Return Explains Life On The Other Side Of The Iron Curtain. Street Without A Name by Kapka Kassabova A must read for anyone interested in Bulgaria, Street Without A Name tracks the emotional and physical journies experienced by the author as she revisits the land of her birth soon after its entry to the European Union Glimpses into her childhood and teens years under communist rule are written with passion but never sentimentality against a backdrop of cuttingly I d give this book 3 1 2 stars Street With No Name is a very interesting and very personal memoir of Kapka Kassabova s childhood in Bulgaria, and a travelogue chronicling several return trips to visit relatives and discuss the sights The author appears to have also written a travel guidebook, probably during those same trips, and this book readslike a diary of those trips The first part mostly describes her growing up in Sofia, discussing her life in school, various activities such as I d give this book 3 1 2 stars Street With No Name is a very interesting and very personal memoir of Kapka Kassabova s childhood in Bulgaria, and a travelogue chronicling several return trips to visit relatives and discuss the sights The author appears to have also written a travel guidebook, probably during tho Street Without a Name is a pure memoir book.The first half of it reads easily, not to say that you flow through the pages It is an interesting sneak in how a young, also obviously quite switch on, person felt about the surrounding environment in the 1980 90s, on the threshold of the collapse of the communist regime.The second part of the book is another story, though not to say that it s nowhere near my literary taste Party the reason might be because I am Bulgarian and have basic knowledge o Street Without a Name is a pure memoir book.The first half of it reads easily, not to say that you flow through the pages It is an interesting sneak in how a young, also obviously quite switch on, person felt about the surrounding environment in the 1980 90s, on the threshold of the collapse of the communist regime.The second part of the book is another story, though not to say that it s nowhere near my literary taste Party the reason might be because I am Bulgarian and have basic knowledge of our history, which is the main topic in this second half.Unfortunately, I didn t see an in depth interpretation of the present through the prism of the past, which seems to have been the author s initial idea To me the reason for this failure is Kassabova s inclination to criticize everything Bulgarian This, on its ,. The book is very engaging, especially for those of us who lived through that period in communist and post communist Bulgaria The first part is amazing, it reflects to the tiniest details the absurdity of everyday life during the 70s and If Ireland has Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes, Bulgaria has this by Ms Kapka Kassabova She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1973 and grew up amidst the hardships of a communist country controlled by a totalitarian regime At the age of 16 her family managed to emigrate to New Zealand She did sometravelling before finally settling in Edinburgh, Scotland Written with exceptional poignancy and wry humor, You ll learnabout Bulgaria reading this than actually going there and looking a If Ireland has Frank McCourt s Angela s Ashes, Bulgaria has this by Ms Kapka Kassabova She was born in Sofia, Bulgaria in 1973 and grew up amidst the hardships of a comm Kapka Kassabova grew up in Bulgaria under the Communist regime, immigrating to New Zealand in 1991, at the age of 19 In the years after her departure, she returned to the country several times to visit older relatives and to sightsee The first part of this book is a solid 4 star memoir about her childhood the rest documents her travels and earns 2.5 or 3 stars Unfortunately, the travel section is the longer, so I m rounding down.The memoir immediately captured my attention with stories of li Kapka Kassabova grew up in Bulgaria under the Communist regime, immigrating to New Zealand in 1991, at the age of 19 In the years after her departure, she returned to the country several times to visit older relatives and to sightsee The first part of this book is a solid 4 star memoir about her childhood the rest documents her travels and earns 2.5 or 3 stars Unfortunately, the travel section is the longer, so I m rounding down.The

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