At the moment I am living and working on my very first book on the island of Rhodes since 2017.
I am searching for my answers in life through researching and experiencing the contemporary local life on the Greek islands of the Dodecanese – since 2015 – therefore this culture will be in the focus of my first book.
I was captivated by Rhodes island since my first visit in 2009. After that I became a ‘repeater’, who spent all of her free time and savings on visiting the island again and again. There was something in this local culture and nature I could not resist or ignore.
In 2015 I decided to take it more serious and my visits from that year became researches about the character of the local culture which is fading day by day. I did not have a method or education for my research, I had only a very strong inner motivation to do this job. Through this independent project I started to know myself better (especially from the time I moved to Rhodes and lived alone there in a foreign culture as a single Hungarian woman trying to set up a new life), and to understand the impact of a culture in one’s life. I started to discover a lot about human relationships, and about the pathology of the culture we live in today.
Therefore this project about my first book contains:
- an attempt to represent the cultural character of a Greek island through various interviews with locals and through my own experiences (highlighting rituals, habits, customs that shape the way of living and thinking)
- a philosophical dissertation on the relation between a culture and an individual, on universal human values and on mental and emotional health of a human being
- an attempt to define the cultural traits, global tendencies and certain human behaviour which kill our dignity, make us insane, unhealthy and disconnected from ourselves
Radio interview with me about my upcoming book in the local Rhodian Lihnari channel:
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