Promotion of the ‘Pričkice’ book by Jovana Reba and Jefimija Medić will be held within the two-day literature festival ‘Podgrađe Booktown’ in the Suburbium of the Petrovaradin Fortress on 19 September at 5 p.m.
‘Pričkice’ connects elements of ordinary human destinies and their dark reflection that reveals the complexity of something that seems simple in a scene or wordplay at first glance. Most of the events presented in the collection are sediment of authentic events, while each has been wrapped up into fiction, since who can objectively present the experience of others or own, anyway?
Jovana and Jefimija focus on an everlasting key moments of female life: childbirth, parenthood, relationship, friendship, marriage, divorce, loneliness, adultery and illness, as well as migrations, and life in peace and war with another. Jefimija Medić is the author of 11, while Jovana Reba is the author of 9 stories.
Jovana Reba is a PhD in literature, author of the books ‘Ženski Istok i Zapad’ and ‘Misticizam Jele Spiridonović Savi’, and articles about Serbian female writers of the first half of the 20th century (from the aspects of gynocriticism and imagology). She is famous for children’s books, the books about Nemanjić Dynasty, Serbian empresses, Mihajno Pupin, Vuk, and Dositej. She is a literature professor in the Grammar School of Karlovci.
Jefimija Medić is an architect. She lived and worked in Dubai for a while, she travelled almost all over the world and afterwards, she published the travel book about her experience: ‘Let-Opisi’ (or why it is convenient to be a stewardess before you grow up). The book was published in English entitled ‘Flight Attended’. She received the first award at the international literature call ‘Vranac – The best short story 2013’ for the ‘Priča o dva tragroma’, which can be found in the ‘Pričkice’ collection.
The fourth Kaleidoscope of Culture will be held from 2 September until 8 October 2021. During five weeks, this yearlong project of culture of togetherness that connects artists, cultural institutions, non-governmental organisations, citizens and visitors through various processes, will present five types of art. At the end of summer, the Kaleidoscope of Culture will present spaces and programmes throughout the city, promoting a unique image of the diversity of Novi Sad.