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‘Women in Rare Periodicals’ exhibit at National and University Library

Skopje, 8 March 2024 (MIA) – Marina Mijakovska and Milica Ivanovska’s “Women in Rare Periodicals” digital exhibit will open at St. Clement of Ohrid National and University Library at 11 am, followed by a poetry reading by several Macedonian poets.

According to organizers in a press release, the focus of the exhibit is the Women’s Antifascist Front of Macedonia’s newspaper ‘Macedonian Woman,’ being the first women’s magazine published in the Socialist Republic of Macedonia.

“This periodical holds great cultural, historical, literary and library significance for Macedonia and Europe. It is a historical witness of Macedonian women’s resistance to fascism and their fight for emancipation and equal rights,” organizers say, adding that the newspaper was particularly relevant to women’s writing on history, culture and identity as well as political activism.

The newspaper was published monthly for 83 issues, from 1944 to 1952. Its name was changed three times: “Enlightened Woman,” “Woman,” and “New Woman,” organizers note.

The event was organized to celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day. It will be rounded off with a reading by Ljerka Tot Naumova, Mirjana Trencheva, Biljana Stankovska and Marina Mijakovska.