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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!

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Magazine / culture
The Māori Awakening
The Māori Awakening
Magazine / culture

After years of suppression of Māori cultural identity, New Zealand’s Indigenous people are finally experiencing a renaissance, in defiance of colonialism.

Maciej Wesołowski

Magazine / society
How Encyclopaedias Die
How Encyclopaedias Die
Magazine / society

The pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the Indigenous peoples of the Americas. As a result, unique cultures and languages are dying out.

Julia Fiedorczuk

Magazine / society
The Bloody Conquest
The Bloody Conquest
Magazine / society

The colonization of the Americas is often described as a ‘discovery’ and a ‘great adventure’, words which mask the reality of the bloody genocide that took place there.

Tomasz Wiśniewski

Magazine / culture
From the Desert to Museums
From the Desert to Museums
Magazine / culture

Long marginalized as ‘primitive art’, the art of the Aboriginal peoples of Australia is slowly but surely gaining global recognition.

Karol Sienkiewicz

Magazine / society
Farmers of the Dreamtime
Farmers of the Dreamtime
Magazine / society

After colonizing Australia, white settlers rewrote the continent’s history. It is only now that their descendants are discovering the importance of Aboriginal agricultural practices.

Maciej Świetlik

Magazine / society
The Australian Alcatraz
The Australian Alcatraz
Magazine / society

Traveller Bartosz Twaróg talks about the unjust history of the Aboriginal peoples sent to Palm Island, where they were subjected to colonial violence for decades.

Jan Pelczar

Reading / science
20th September 1519
20th September 1519
Reading / science

On this day in 1519, Ferdinand Magellan set sail for the Maluku Islands under the banner of Spain. Yet his attempt to circumnavigate the globe was seemingly doomed from the start...

Adam Węgłowski

Reading / society
Aloha, Kaʻiulani!
Aloha, Kaʻiulani!
Reading / society

Princess Kaʻiulani was born in 1875 on Hawaii. Over just 23 years, the young royal saw and struggled against the American annexation of her Pacific island home.

Aleksandra Kozłowska

Magazine / culture
Language That Brings Freedom
Language That Brings Freedom
Magazine / culture

The writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o truly understood the power of language – not only as a British colonial tool, but also as his own means of critiquing the corrupt post-colonial elites of Kenya.

Agata Kasprolewicz

Reading / science
29th March 1857
29th March 1857
Reading / science

On this day in 1857, a young Indian soldier in an infantry regiment of the British East India Company decided to take a stand against his British masters. His actions kickstarted a major rebellion.

Adam Węgłowski

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