is a section whose common denominator are these anniversaries. American and Polish authors alike enthusiastically agreed to take a comparative look at the issue of freedom and independence on both sides of the ocean. On the one hand, the model of freedom practiced in the United States has become paradigmatic for a number of discourses, and as a benchmark, it must be continuously reexamined. On the other, we are experiencing a revival of liberation movements in Poland in all shades and colors across the (broadly understood) political scene, and it is hard to ignore these changes. Critical and research texts, as well as essays based on experiences and case studies, are supplemented here with artistic explorations.
is currently the most well-known Polish writer. She has received the Nike prize twice, one of the most prestigious literary awards in Poland. The winner of the International Booker Prize in 2018, she was again nominated for it a year later. She is an ambassador for literature written after 1989 both in Poland and the world over.