Articles by Sean Bye

True Stories from Faraway Places: Paweł Smoleński and Polish Literary Reportage

January 30, 2014

Paweł Smoleński’s “Painting the Occupation” is a great example of what I love about Polish literary reportage. Through the story of Suleiman Shakir, a famous Kurdish painter who was persecuted under Saddam Hussein, Smoleński addresses themes of freedom of expression,…...read more »