Emily and Phoebe

Saturday, November 18, 2006


“What did you do at school today darling?”

“We sang songs.”

“Oh, how lovely. What kind of songs”

“Antistasiaka tragoudia.”

Protest songs? At pre-school? Well, I suppose it makes a change from the Greek equivalent of “The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round”.*

* In fact, the songs in question were being learnt to commemorate November 17th 1973, when demonstrations by students against the military dictatorship were brutally crushed by the army.


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