Literature & Fiction
Growing up Greek in St. Louis, by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D (in English)

[Code : 9780738519562] Growing up Greek in St. Louis, by Aphrodite Matsakis, Ph.D (in English)

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Since the beginning of the 20th century, St. Louisí Greek-American community has been a vibrant part of the cityís fabric. Through a series of vivid personal accounts of growing up in two worlds during the post-WWII era, Growing Up Greek in St. Louis explores the challenges faced by Greek-Americans as they sought to preserve a rich cultural heritage while assimilating to American ways.

From a detailed account of her Grandmothersí struggles during the occupation of Greece during WWII and the Asia Minor Holocaust to the first hand experiences faced by Greek-American children in Greek school, the celebration of name days, and the ever-present ìevil eye,î the book captures the sense of tradition, history, hospitality (philotimo), and community so vital to the Greek experience.

In this book, author Aphrodite Matsakis reflects on her experience and identity within the community that has shaped her life. Dr. Matsakis, a native of St. Louis, has worked as a counseling psychologist for 25 years and has authored 10 books on an array of psychological topics.

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.2 ounces
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