.Our last copies are offered with a reduced price (49 € instead of 55 €) as they have a very small bump to one corner.
Boiko is the name of a people living in the Carpathian mountains (also spelled "Boyko"), in Ukraine and Poland, and belonging to la larger group of people called "Rusyns".
Novelist Taras Prokhasko, cited on Jan Brykczynski's website, writes:
"The Boikos are a little mute. They are incapable of talking about themselves. They don't call themselves «Boiko». They consider «Boiko» an insult. They call themselves Verkhovynians, Rusyns, Galicians, but not Boikos. They might agree to the word «Boikivshchyna», to describe where they live, but then they don't even now the limits of their own territories. Where the Boikos come from, what the name means, who they are when they almost don't exist - these are the essential problems facing intellectuals of all types, including those who've left the Boikos and made a name for themselves, but they're not important for the Boikos. They are so vivid, when you are among them, yet they become slippery, like their waters, when you try to somehow define them..."
Design : Ania Nalecka / Tapir Book
Editing : Rafal Milach & Erik Vroons
Texts in English in the book, and a tipped-in booklet with texts in Ukrainian and Polish.
The book closes with a front cover extension that seals to the back cover with a magnet.
Approx. 92 pages - Hardcover
Self-published, 2014 (550 copies)
New - Very small bump to one corner
Warning: Last books in stock!
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