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“Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece”
Dimitri Anastasopoulos, English
Oia: Perils of American Tourist Children in Greece (a docufiction) incorporates political analysis of the Greek economic and political crises (2008-2018) together with nonfiction travel writing, cultural critique, and a recasting of Plato’s Cave. Fictional narrative in Oia also sits in with a range of cultural narratives, political arguments, and social discourses, which have come to dominate the story of Greece in the last decade. While exploring the use of public and private rhetorical formulations on the crises, the novel recasts media and political narratives into the space of fiction in order to contextualize political responses to the crises essentially as dramatic performances cloaking political ends.