"The Kalamata Diary"
Tulsa, OK – On today's show, we speak with Eduardo Faingold, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Tulsa, who has recently published a book called "The Kalamata Diary: Greece, War, and Emigration" (Lexington Books). The diary at the core of this book, as created by a young Greek woman named Sotiria Salivaras, sheds light on the turbulent period in which it was created --- namely, from the fall of 1940 through early 1947, when Greece experienced the ravages of Nazi occupation as well as a post-WWII civil war. The diary then describes how and why Sotiria --- like many other Greeks --- emigrated to Latin America in the late 1940s. Faingold will be reading from and talking about his book tonight and tomorrow afternoon at the annual Greek Fest in Tulsa, which happens at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church (near 12th and Guthrie). His appearance tonight (Friday the 16th) is at 5pm; tomorrow (Saturday the 17th), his event starts at 3pm.