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Welcome to "Przekrój"!

In case you wonder where you are, and especially since you probably can’t pronounce the name of this website, here’s a little help. “Przekrój” (pron. ‘p-SHEH-crooy’) is the oldest magazine about society and culture in Poland. Now it’s also available in English!

“Przekrój” Magazine brings to the English reader some of the best journalism from across Central and Eastern Europe, in such fields as culture, society, ecology and literature. Stand aside from the haste and fierceness of everyday news and join us now!

Agnieszka Wójcińska

is a member of the Rekolektyw collective of reporters, established in 2014. Alongside Agnieszka, the collective consists of seven other young Polish reporters: Katarzyna Brejwo, Urszula Jabłońska, Kaja Puto, Małgorzata Rejmer, Ziemowit Szczerek, Maciej Wasielewski and Mirosław Wlekły. Rekolektyw operates on a simple premise: a few reporters work on one topic independently from each other, filtering it through their personal styles and sensitivities. The end-product is a book that presents several different perspectives on one problem. In 2015, the collective released an anthology of non-fiction essays, titled “Mur. Dwanaście Kawałków o Berlinie” [The Wall: Twelve Stories About Berlin] (Czarne Publishing House in cooperation with the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation), in which the association took a closer look at the Berlin landscape 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In May 2016, another collection was published, titled “Obrażenia. Pobici z Polską” [Abuse: Punching Poland] (Wielka Litera Publishing House). This time, their goal was to take a closer look at the problem of hate-speech in Poland, and to analyse reasons behind the worryingly common hostility of Poles towards the Other.

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The Rise and Fall of a Chimpanzee Matriarchy

The Rise and Fall of a Chimpanzee Matriarchy

Magazine / science
Common chimpanzees usually live in patriarchal societies, yet at Warsaw Zoo a group of females began to lead the troop. Our correspondent tells the story of their ruthless rise to the top. Agnieszka Wójcińska
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Mothers of Kings

Mothers of Kings
The Secret Workings of Chimpanzee Politics

Magazine / science
Magdalena Braum, a primatologist and veterinarian in the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania, talks about how chimpanzees discovered politics long before humans. Agnieszka Wójcińska