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Iliana Papangeli
Born in Larissa in 1993, Ιliana studied Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Ioannina. She completed a Master’s Degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where she also worked as a Greek teacher and a pet sitter for her landlady’s cat. In the past, Iliana also worked at a publishing company selling books at events and for a catering company. She is currently a PhD candidate in Social Anthropology at Panteion University. Iliana serves as a writer and coordinator for Last in Line.

Work

“I didn’t know I had to tell my story somewhere”

“I didn’t know I had to tell my story somewhere”

Keita is from the Ivory Coast and has been living in Athens since 2010. As a minor, he decided to leave his family and pursue his dream to play football. But things didn’t quite work out as he expected.

Learning again to walk

Learning again to walk

As a child her family would “escape” in the mountains in early spring walking long distances and taking pictures of the nature. Years later, being locked down in Athens, Iliana Papangeli rediscovered the city walking – with her camera in hand.

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

“In Turkey there were 40 of us in a small, covered truck”

We met Raz in the afternoon of Sunday, January 21, 2020 at the We Need Books in Kipseli, Athens. He had gone to arrange Greek lessons, which he intended to start. “I am forced to. For my papers, for the language test. So as to bring my wife here,” he told me in fluent Greek.

Christmas is postponed

Christmas is postponed

I ran away from my parents in 2010. I was 17 years old. After forty eight hours of uncertainty, I returned home. They forgave me. Two years earlier, 2008 was the year that made me feel doubt and rage. It was near Christmas time, I was 15 years old and really angry. There was a very serious reason that made me and many other children of my age feel this way.

Vegan Christmas

Vegan Christmas

We met Elisavet on Friday at noon, in downtown Athens at the vegan mini market/café that she’s owned with her partner Fotis since 2012.

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