In association with “Gazeta Wyborcza” we have the pleasure of inviting you to a meeting with Wojciech Jagielski on his book “Na wschód od zachodu” (“East of the West”).
February 22nd, 2018, 6 PM
Fama Club, 5 Legionowa Stret
tickets: 5 PLN – available at the Forum Cinema’s box office, BCC/LZC’s box office and on www.bilety.bok.bialystok.pl
The meeting will be hosted by Michał Nogaś.
“Na wschód od zachodu”
The book follows the “great trail of hippies.” Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal and finally India. Places of spiritual initiation, collision with the caste system, regions torn by armed conflicts, where the concept of “freedom” takes on a different meaning. This is the world seen through the eyes of those who are driven to free themselves from Western civilization and reach places where only apparent calm prevails. This is a completely new look at the East.
Wojciech Jagielski – journalist and correspondent. He has won acclaim for his reports on journeys to the world’s worst trouble spots. From 1991 to 2012, he worked for a leading Polish newspaper, “Gazeta Wyborcza”, was a BBC correspondent, and occasional contributor to “Le Monde”. He reported mainly from conflict zones in the Transcaucasia, the Caucasus, Central Asia and Africa. His writing continues the tradition of reportage of Ryszard Kapusciński, Jagielski’s mentor and friend. He has been forking for “Tygodnik Powszechny” since 2017.
Michał Nogaś – journalist, in the years 2000-2016 associated with Program III of the Polish Radio. In Radio Three he was taking up cultural topics, he was also the head of the editorial board. He co-founded “Radiowy Dom Kultury”, on Friday mornings he was discussing new books with Wojciech Mann. Nogaś also cooperates with “Tygodnik Powszechny”. From November 2016, he runs video series on literature on the “Gazeta Wyborcza” website.