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‘I have two dads:’ read an extract from a Russian coming-of-age novel about a child raised by gay parents

‘I have two dads:’ read an extract from a Russian coming-of-age novel about a child raised by gay parents

From hinterland to heartland: 3 recipes from Central Asia

From hinterland to heartland: 3 recipes from Central Asia

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

‘I don’t want my ovaries:’ 3 poems on child-freedom by Romanian poet Miruna Vlada

‘I don’t want my ovaries:’ 3 poems on child-freedom by Romanian poet Miruna Vlada

‘We became White Others:’ 3 migration poems by Slovenian writer Nika Mahnič

‘We became White Others:’ 3 migration poems by Slovenian writer Nika Mahnič

Peaks and waterfalls: roam the beating heart of Bosnia and discover the country anew

Peaks and waterfalls: roam the beating heart of Bosnia and discover the country anew

Godless Utopia: how the Soviet Union launched its war against religion

Godless Utopia: how the Soviet Union launched its war against religion

‘Fear that spread like laughing gas:’ 2 poems by Slovenian poet Muanis Sinanović

‘Fear that spread like laughing gas:’ 2 poems by Slovenian poet Muanis Sinanović

‘Fear of wrongful conviction:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Jelena Glazova

‘Fear of wrongful conviction:’ 2 poems by Latvian poet Jelena Glazova

'Your hands are scissors that cut through my dream:’ an erotic poem by Czech surrealist Vítězslav Nezval

‘Your hands are scissors that cut through my dream:’ an erotic poem by Czech surrealist Vítězslav Nezval

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

See Central Asia’s unique Soviet architecture in all its brutal glory

Salt & Time: 4 delicious recipes from a modern Russian kitchen

Salt & Time: 4 delicious recipes from a modern Russian kitchen

‘I’m from a tricky Diaspora:’ 2 poems on migrant identity by Romanian-American Cristina A. Bejan

‘I’m from a tricky Diaspora:’ 2 poems on migrant identity by Romanian-American Cristina A. Bejan

2 poems about migration, love and war by Bosnian poet Goran Simić

2 poems about migration, love and war by Bosnian poet Goran Simić

‘I slit the sky with a razor:’ 6 contemporary Armenian poems on passion and politics

‘I slit the sky with a razor:’ 6 contemporary Armenian poems on passion and politics

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Joanna Lillis enters the world of Kazakh ‘returnees’ in an extract from her new book

Exploring the true meaning of Spomeniks, Yugoslavia’s modernist war memorials

Exploring the true meaning of Spomeniks, Yugoslavia’s modernist war memorials

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘Like a glass of vodka infected with blood:’ 2 poems by Angela Marinescu, the matriarch of modern Romanian poetry

‘You can only see and wonder:’ read two grunge poems by Slovenian writer Katja Perat

‘You can only see and wonder:’ read two grunge poems by Slovenian writer Katja Perat

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war

‘We yearn for a world tender enough to embrace us’: 4 Bosnian poems on life after war