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Border: A journey to the edge of Europe
Kapka Kassabova

  • Friday 16 June 2017, 7.40PM to 8.30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • K/133, King's Manor, Exhibition Square (map)
  • No wheelchair access

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Meet Kapka Kassabova, author of Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe, as she discusses the extraordinary people and hidden histories of Europe’s last border. Kapka travelled back to the forested, once forbidden border zone of Bulgaria, Turkey and Greece 25 years after the end of the Cold War. From the ancient Thracians and the Ottoman Empire to Cold War secrets and today’s refugees, hear the stories she gathered.

About the speaker

Kapka Kassabova grew up in Sofia, Bulgaria and later emigrated to New Zealand and Scotland. She is the author of the memoirs Street Without a Name, Twelve Minutes of Love, and several poetry books. She lives in the Highlands of Scotland. Her new book Border took her to Europe’s most hidden corner.


Books will be available to buy from the Waterstones' stall at this event.


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