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Trafika Europe 3: Latvian Sojourn Now Live Online

Trafika Sojourn 3: Latvian Sojourn, a compilation of some of Latvia’s finest contemporary literature, has gone live on Trafika Europe’s website.

The following issue of the quarterly magazine focuses on showcasing the narrative of renewal which is emerging in Latvia from the aftermath of its difficult history.

The editor explains: “Latvia is emerging from some scars of history with a narrative of renewal; several pieces here navigate this legacy with an almost fatalistic, fairy-tale confidence in the healing power of art.”

The literature featured in this issue includes the poems of Edvins Raups (Guernica Editions 2011) and the short fiction of Nora Ikstena (Guernica Editions 2013), as well as the work of writers Oswalds Zebris, Janis Einfelds, Mara Zalite, and Inga Abele.

As an accompaniment to Latvian Sojourn, Trafika Europe has created an animated video with a poem by the late Latvian poet, Imants Ziedonis.

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To access Trafika Europe 3: Latvian Sojourn, visit the Trafika Europe website: http://trafikaeurope.org/quarterly-literary-journal-2/

To watch the accompanying video, visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-FUt4kZQv8&feature=youtu.be

Then Touch Me Here by Edvins Raups trans. Margita Gailitis is available on the Guernica Editions website: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550713336

Life Stories by Nora Ikstena trans. Margita Gailitis is available on the Guernica Editions website: http://www.guernicaeditions.com/title/9781550716696

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