How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed Setting & Symbolism

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Zagreb

The capital of Croatia, location of Slavenka's home and where she receives her degrees.

Croatia

Slavenka's home country where communism falls in 1989-1990, soon to be replaced by democracy.

Eastern Europe

Slavenka spends time all over Eastern Europe and speaks of the lives of many women there.

The United States

Slavenka travels to the United States often and is usually shocked by the great wealth and income disparities there.

Bulgaria

An Eastern European country Slavenka often visits.

Sofia

The capital of Bulgaria.

Yugoslavia

The country ruled by Tito for several decades that decays into civil wars and secessions creating the large number of present-day Balkan states.

Golub

A communist brand of toilet paper, which is an improvement over newspaper.

Glass Jars

One of the most valuable "disposable" commodities that the women of Eastern Europe collect.

Mink Coat

A symbol of freedom to Slavenka, the ability to develop...

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