28 April 2014 Joanna Bator’s creative crisis

In Japan I slowed down. For the first time in my life I let it flow. The writer, columnist, laureate to the Nike award in literature and last year’s guest at the Conrad Festival -- Joanna Bator, has just published a collection of her essays Rekin z parku Yoyogi. (A Shark in the Yoygoi Park). Interviewed by Malwina Wapińska, the writer talks about her book , Japanese sexuality and solitude for Kultura supplement to Dziennik Gazeta Prawna.

Joanna Bator’s book is her way of thanking Japan that it has appeared in her life. In her essays she talks about her own alienation, describes the country’s patriarchal traditions and the lack of political ad social equality. She portrays Japanese women, geishas and Lolitas, without forgetting that nudity and body play an important role in Japanese culture.

Highly recommended!