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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 / society
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Food Imperialism Is Alive in Africa
Magazine / society

On the continent of Africa, the colonial economic arrangements never really ended. To discover this, you need look no further than the food on your plates.

Waithera Sebatindira

Magazine / society
Better Not to Talk About It
Better Not to Talk About It
Magazine / society

Elżbieta Jodłowska – an ethnologist and researcher of the culture of the Indigenous Andean Quechua people – talks about the bogeyman figure of the ‘pishtaco’ in the Andes.

Tomasz Pindel

Magazine / culture
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
The Pishtaco Emerges from the Andes
Magazine / culture

The pishtaco – a seemingly mythical creature that lives among the Indigenous peoples of the Andes – has its origins in the real-life events of Spanish colonialism.

Tomasz Pindel

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

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