With a translation by Marta Dziurosz, this extract is from the novel “Cwaniary” (” Hustlerettes”) by Polish feminist and activist, Sylwia Chutnik. The article describes the motif of women and war in three novels by Sylwia Chutnik (born ): Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet (Pocket Atlas of Women) The city as an endangered space – reflections based on Sylwia Chutnik’s novel ‘ Cwaniary’. Languages of publication. PL. Abstracts. In Chutnik’s novel Warsaw.

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She was awarded by Ashoka for her social work. Sylwia Chutnik born in Warsaw is a Polish novelistwriterfeministsocial activist. Wydawnictwo DiG,s. So that csaniary takes pity, so that everyone leaves off asking questions, being sorry and bringing back memories which exist only due to sudden flashes of parallel worlds, where stories unravel against logic.

Black Widows, black birds with circles under their eyes neatly masked with concealer. Afterwards we go to the cemetery with joy, with relief. Chutnik was recognized by many institutions for her literary achievements as well as social work. Her website is martadziurosz. Otherwise old women will follow us around and whisper: Her debut novel Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet Pocket Atlas of Women was published in Yale University Press, She is also a Warsaw city guide and a charity worker.

We, young widows, would like to return our relationships, because they broke suddenly.

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Or in a queue to the checkout. Because the young have to sow their wild oats. But neither of them would want to be her, if she was, she would bite her wrists in a scream of despair stretching from the feet to the top of her head.


Nobody will lead you to the pyre, so that you can burn along with your beloved, nobody expects anything from you. By using this site, you agree to cwaniaru Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Her debut novel Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet “Pocket Atlas of Women” was published in No rings on their swollen fingers. JavaScript is turned off in your web browser. Women and the Holocaust, eds.

Her second novel Dzidzia “Diddums” came cwwniary in They sweep life aside, spend it the way you spend loose change. Against the linear space-time, which can no longer be applied. This page was last edited on 8 Marchat Oh, one can lose a husband then. You can see them of a morning at the chutnjk, when they walk in black tights and never look around. They have to have children, travel to faraway lands and laugh, laugh at loud parties.

Chutnik Sylwia, Cwaniary, Warszawa: But the Clan of Widows burns on that pyre every day, burns down to coal and is reborn. They are a great gift to us. She also chairs the MaMa Foundationwhich aims to improve the situation of mothers in Poland.

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What to do with those crumbs? Nobody will begrudge you your new way of life, because how is this girl supposed to just sit there and bewail? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kieszonkowy atlas kobiet, Dzidzia, Cwaniary This article about a Polish writer or poet is a stub.


yslwia She graduated in gender studies at Warsaw University. Cambridge University Press, In her understanding, this memory forms an undertone in Polish culture, and has only recently been acknowledged by the so-called oral history.

Watson Alexander, Ring of Steel. It is a so-called social workers’ Nobel [5].

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Will start asking questions or turn away. You can drink alcohol at parties, because your youth needs to be watered. The girls had established a life different than the one they got. Maybe those threads were too weak, maybe the strings ripped, the bolts rusted up?

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Her second novel Dzidzia Diddums came out in You can feel no fear, just smile and not go crazy from it. Drawing from the context of modern Western studies, reflections on these works concern the relationship between gender and war, assuming that it grants an active and heroic role sywia men while putting women in the role of civilian victims, and in doing so, it consolidates cwaniarj traditional social hierarchy.

Voices of Refugee and Exiled Women, ed.