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Urszula Sawicka Gamarra

Dublin via Poland

Where in Dublin do you live?
Dublin 8
Where are you from?

What are you reading right now?

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Tell us a bit about it:

I love it, it's a classic and I always wanted to read it. I am enjoying it so much, can't wait to finish.

What book do you remember most from your childhood?

The Six Bullerby Children by Astrid Lindgren.

Tell us a bit about it:

I just remember it as a book full of funny and exciting stories about six children that I could completely relate to.

Which of your books is battered from using over and over again?

Love's Executioner and Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom.

Tell us a bit about it:

It's 10 short stories that are well written and full of truth. I like to get back to it to reflect on certain points of view again.

What is your favourite book by an International writer?

Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe.

Tell us a bit about it:

I wouldn't say it's my favourite of all, but I read it last year and it really impressed me. Everyone should read that.

Which book do you feel depicts your own or another culture most vividly?

Collection of Poems by Czeslaw Milosz.

Tell us a bit about it:

Not everyone enjoys poetry, but I find this author worth it.

Was there a book that really changed your mind about something?

The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid.

Tell us a bit about it:

Made me think about the other side of the conflict and how often we don't see how our perspective might be too judgmental and having huge impact on life of individual.


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