Brussels. Animalism in the City - coming soon!
Grażyna Plebanek

The new "capital of Europe". Trampled by officials of the European Parliament, inhabited by old, very wealthy rentier families, but also screaming with modern street art and as stunningly diverse as the Tower of Babel.


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Robber-maids. Tales of important women
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 978-83-66275-23-2

I am fascinated by the maturity of women. By how the process begins, how it develops, why are we ashamed of it, and why do we allow ourselves to be marginalised by those in their reproductive prime? Being a strong individualist is attractive, we cherish the image of a shaman, a witch brewing herbs in a hut behind the village. But to last, the community needs us, our voice, our strength, in cities, towns or villages. The African word "ubuntu" means "I, that is we". (...)


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"Miss Fury" (Pocket edition)
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 9782253934417

A Congolese from Kinshasa, Alia is five when she arrives in Brussels. It's a new, hostile world that the little girl is discovering. Her father, a fan of Mohamed Ali, introduces her to boxing, which becames a means of suppressing her anger.
As an adult, she joins the police. But it's a macho environment where a majority of her colleagues are viscerally racist. Even as they accept the young woman as one of their own, they form a special force of police officers, not of Belgian origin, to seek out, torture and eliminate illegal migrants. To rid the country of foreigners with the hands of foreigners, is the goal of this organization. And Alia is one of them.
To survive in this power game, she will be tested to the limits.


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Miss Fury
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 9788324036592

Published on August 31, 2016


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The Boxer
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 978-83-280-0929-5

Lu, a Polish woman, moves to Brussels to follow her married Belgian lover. Brought up in a romantic tradition, she has to decide if she should sacrifice herself for love. She leaves her lover, enjoys “a sex-buddy phase”, then falls in love with a Belgian-Congolese charismatic slam poet and former radio journalist who popularized the Congolese and African cultural heritage in Belgium - a subject not taught in history lessons. This time Lu is not “all for love”. She becomes an amateur boxer. 


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The Robber Maid's Daughters
Grażyna Plebanek

Femininity with no expiration date ...

We are seen as women when we are between 15 and 35 years old - that's the verdict of the culture we live in. As long as we are fertile, and better still - pretty, we are on a pedestal. But what happens before and after?

 


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ILLEGAL LIAISONS
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 978-83-7414-885-6

Love and betrayal from the point of view of a man. A tale about an emotion that has no right to exist and at the same time an analysis of the social structures that limit the freedom of an individual, of the constraints imposed by social roles.

"A remarkable achievement. . . . A must for anyone with a mind for the erotic who also values their mind." --Catherine Millet, author of The Sexual Life of Catherine


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A Girl Called Przystupa
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 978-83-7414-345-5

The adventures of a young cleaning lady from Poland, who puts herself in harm's way on both sides of the Baltic Sea.


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Girls from Portofino
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 978-83-7414-065-2

Angieszka, the daughter of a wealthy doctor, has never known her mother. Mania is a child of alcoholics. The father of Beata, an anti-communist opposition activist, cheats on his wife. Hanka has to watch as, for years, her mother endures beatings and humiliation. All four girls are friends from a Warsaw housing estate, they go to school and grow up together.


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BOX OF STILETTOS
Grażyna Plebanek
ISBN: 83-7414-163-8

Marta, a young, ambitious and goal-oriented woman escapes provincial life. She has a flat in Warsaw, a chance of promotion at work.


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photo by Stephan Vanfleteren