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14 September 2015

gmeyner-volksblad-1939 copy

Some of us from Persephone went on the Refugees Welcome march on Saturday: it was heartening to walk from Marble Arch to Downing Street along streets normally teeming with traffic surrounded by people all of whom had their hearts in the right place: kind, tolerant, welcoming. This, we hope, is one of the themes of our books; and on the Post this week: five refugee writers. First of all Anna Gmeyner, the author of Manja. It has just been re-published in Dutch by Schwob and the photograph is taken from an original 1938 newspaper review of the book (which was written, in London, in German but of course could not be published in Germany).

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