Skip to main content
Outdated Browser

For the best experience using our website, we recommend upgrading your browser to a newer version or switching to a supported browser.

More Information

Polish Literary Reportage

January 2014

In our special section of Polish literary reportage, originally featured in the January 2014 issue of Words Without Borders, Paweł Smoleński interviews a painter in Iraqi Kurdistan, Witold Szablowski tours a Bangladeshi shipyard, and Andrzej Stasiuk explores Kyrgyzstan.

Painting the Occupation
By Paweł Smoleński
They locked him up for being a Kurd.
Translated from Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
The Ship-breakers
By Witold Szablowski
“If there’s an accident here, a hard hat won’t help.”
Translated from Polish by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Kyrgyzstan: Shade and Shadow
By Andrzej Stasiuk
Armies always leave a mess behind.
Translated from Polish by Bill Johnston
[class^="wpforms-"]
[class^="wpforms-"]