Books

Alexandra has published several critically acclaimed books in which she gives a voice to those who are rarely heard.

Books by Alexandra

The mothers (Mammorna)

We come from the mothers.

Throughout history all mothers – From Mother Earth to Virgin Mary and Mother Svea – have had one thing in common they rarely have spoken. Until now.

In this book you meet 20 mothers living in Sweden’s poorest, most marginalised and stigmatised suburbs, known as no-go zones. These mothers come from all corners of the globe and weave a fabric of the world in Sweden.

Meet mothers who carried their children closest to the hearts and woke up in the middle of the night by policemen announcing that their children were murdered. They witness about multiple forms of violence, from physical abuse to psychological warfare to the silent, structural violence of racism, injustice, discrimination and segregation. A book about sorrow and struggle and about love – the mother’s unconditional love for her children.

You also meet mothers that raised role models against all odds.

In this book Alexandra gives voice to the voiceless and invisible mothers by telling their stories with their own words. Without filters.

It’s time to listen to the mothers!

Mammorna, Alexandra Pascalidou, bokomslag. 
Utgiven: 2018-08 av Bokförlaget Atlas
Published: 2018-08 by Bokförlaget Atlas

me too – Moving forward (me too – Så går vi vidare)

What started as a hashtag, turned overnight into a global uprising. In fact, this is what activist and survivor Tarana Burke had envisioned when she founded the #metoo movement 10 years ago. In social media, women around the world shared their personal stories of sexual harassment and abuse with the hashtag #metoo.

Swedish-Greek author, journalist and human rights advocate, Alexandra Pascalidou, wanted to ensure that the issue became top priority on the political agenda. She collected voices of the Swedish movement from women of all ages, professions, sexual preferences and cultural backgrounds. Authors, journalists, artists, influencers, politicians, gender-activists share their stories in the book #me too – Moving forward and contribute with advice on how to act if you have been victimized and how to prevent sexual harassment.

Bokomslag till boken me too - så går vi vidare, röster, redskap och råd. 
Utgiven: 2017-12 av Lava Förlag
Published: 2017-12 by Lava Förlag

CHAOS (KAOS)

CHAOS is a captivating, inquisitive and deeply personal showdown with the country that has gone from Dionysian parties to deprivation diets.

A praised book breaking down the Greek crisis through the Greek words we all know – from Anarchy to Economy and Democracy, from Misogyny and Xenophobia.

Bokomslag till boken KAOS - Ett grekiskt krislexikon, Alexandra Pascalidou
Published: 2013-09 by Bokförlaget Atlas

My big fat Greek cookbook (Min stora feta grekiska kokbok)

Alexandra Pascalidou takes us on a personal food journey in My big fat Greek cookbook, for which she has selected the best of the recipes that form the backbone of Greek cooking. This is the vibrant tale of a childhood in which money was scarce and flavour abundant. It takes us from a little Greek village via the rich vegetable stalls at Rinkeby square to the Greek gastronomy of today. Alexandra’s culinary excursions fascinate with their variety of flavours, anecdotes and personal encounters. Her collection of wonderful Greek recipes have been amassed during a whole life of meals and memories.

Winner of the 2010 Gourmand World Cook Book Award in the “Best Foreign” category.

Köp Alexandra Pascalidous bok Min stora feta grekiska kokbok
Published: 2010-04 by Bonnier Fakta

Taxi

Alexandra Pascalidou’s book Taxi is made up of 23 journeys, 23 tales from a world on the move. Interviews with Taxi drivers from Nigeria in New York to Persia in Los Angeles and Kurdistan in Stockholm.

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The stories have the directness of a spoken report, the disarming charm of unembellished speech. In short: a book about journeys between heart and heartbreak.”

Aris Fioretos, Dagens Nyheter

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…the book gripped me in a way that, to my shame, I hadn’t actually expected.”

Paulina Helgeson, SVD

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…certainly this is about journalism as a fine art.”

Carl Erland Andersson, Göteborgs-Posten

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She is brilliantly good, Alexandra Pascalidou.”

Åsa Petersen, Ledarskribent Aftonbladet

Köp Alexandra Pascalidous bok Taxi
Published: 2016-02 by Bokförlaget Atlas

Frontkick – collected texts (Frontkick – samlade texter)

Let the book take you to the suburbs of Paris, to the struggle against terrorism in Athens and the encounters with the Stockholm fashionistas.

Visit “the Swedish Valparaiso” in Chile, make the acquaintance of the Swedish poverty and be impressed by the clientele at upscale restaurant Cipriani in New York.

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Refreshingly honest, clear-sighted and current.”

Shortcut

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Frontkick is written using brisk, humorous and occasionally cocky language.”

Norrbottens-kuriren

Köp Alexandra Pascalidous bok Frontkick - samlade texter
Published: 2003-09 by Bokförlaget Atlas

Cross Roads. Voices about suburban culture (Korsvägar. Röster om förortskultur)

Alexandra Pascalidou gives the people of the poor, segregated suburbs a voice and a story in this book of interviews with legendary artists like Joakim Thåström, Jerry Williams, Dogge Doggelito, football-player Kennedy Bakircioglou, activist Nabila Abdul Fattah, Lena Sundström, Héctor Barajas and Markoolio, among others.

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Read Korsvägar (Crossroads) by Alexandra Pascalidou, a wonderful book of interviews with well-known and unknown personalities from the suburbs.”

Amelia

Köp Alexandra Pascalidous bok Korsvägar. Röster om förortskultur
Published: 2002-08 by Bokförlaget Atlas

Beyond mamma’s street (Bortom mammas gata)

A book about all the dreams that came true. But also about the nightmares like the racism she encountered and the fear she felt the day the Nazis stood outside her door. A story of class, gender, ethnicity, migration and segregation.

Beyond mamma’s street has been praised and received multiple awards, among others the Swedish PEN’s award, Kommunal’s culture award, the Immigrant Institute’s award, Fastighetsettan’s award for courage. It has also been translated into Greek where it was also critically acclaimed (see below or click the link).

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Buy, read and learn.”

Tomas Wennström, Fönstret

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Alexandra Pascalidou is one of the best things to have happened to Sweden in a long time.”

Jakob Ronsten, Revansch

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This book mercilessly exposes official hypocrisy.”

Dagens Nyheter

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Pascalidou’s verbal bashing is like a wallop in the stomach. She is deft in her turn of phrase and strikes resolutely. But never at those who are down. Her book is a message of strength.”

Nerikes Allehanda

Köp Alexandra Pascalidous bok Bortom mammas gata
Published: 2009-08 by Bokförlaget Atlas

Σε ξένες γειτονιές

Κόρη Ελλήνων μεταναστών, κατάφερε με το δυναμισμό και την επιμονή της να μετατρέψει σε πλεονέκτημα όλα τα μειονεκτήματα της καταγωγής της και να πραγματοποιήσει τις επιθυμίες και τους στόχους της.Σ’ αυτό το πρώτο της βιβλίο αφηγείται την προσωπική της ιστορία – από τα παιδικά της χρόνια στο φτωχότερο προάστιο της Σουηδίας ώς τη στιγμή που έφτασε στο απόγειο της καριέρας της. Ύστερα, πώς γκρεμίστηκαν όλα από ρατσιστικές απειλές που δέχτηκε από ένοπλους νεοναζί και πώς μπόρεσε να σταθεί ξανά στα πόδια της και να κάνει μια νέα αρχή.Το βιβλίο της είν’ ένα ταξίδι και μιλάει για τον αγώνα και την τέχνη της επιβίωσης. Ένα ταξίδι ανάμεσα σε όνειρα που πραγματοποιούνται κι εφιάλτες που βγαίνουν αληθινοί.Ένα ταξίδι από την αγκαλιά της μαμάς σε ξένες γειτονιές – στις γειτονιές του κόσμου.

Σε ξένες γειτονιές - Πασχαλίδου Αλεξάνδρα
Έτος: 2004 Εκδόσεις Ωκεανίδα

TAXI

Δεν είναι λίγες οι στιγμές που μέσα σ’ ένα ταξί έρχεσαι κοντά μ’ έναν άγνωστο. Το ταξίδι μπορεί να συνεχίζεται βουβά, με τη σιωπή να ραγίζει κάπου κάπου. Κι ύστερα η τυπική συνομιλία ίσως μετατραπεί σε εξομολόγηση του πελάτη, ή είναι ο οδηγός αυτός που αρχίζει να μιλάει. Μέσα στην προστασία της φευγαλέας συνάντησης και την ασφάλεια της ανωνυμίας, ο καθένας έχει την ευκαιρία να αποκαλυφθεί. Οι οδηγοί ταξί είναι παρατηρητές, φιγούρες δεύτερου πλάνου. Πόσες σκέψεις μας δεν έχουν ταξιδέψει πίσω από το τιμόνι του αυτοκινήτου τους! Μέσα στα κινούμενα παρατηρητήριά τους, με τα μάτια στον καθρέφτη και το αυτί στην άσφαλτο, βλέπουν και ακούνε τα πάντα, ίδιοι βιγλάτορες της ύπαρξης…

Με τρυφερότητα και αφοπλιστική ειλικρίνεια, η Αλεξάνδρα Πασχαλίδου καταγράφει ιστορίες που της εμπιστεύτηκαν οδηγοί ταξί απ’ όλο τον κόσμο, πρόσωπα που αφέθηκαν να ξετυλίξουν τη ζωή τους, άλλοτε με το αποτύπωμα της θλίψης κι άλλοτε με εκείνο της χαράς, μα πάντοτε με υπερηφάνεια γι’ αυτό που κάνουν, κι ένα χαμόγελο να χαρίσουν σ’ όποιον τους περιμένει στην επόμενη στροφή.

Εκδόσεις ΨΥΧΟΓΙΟΣ – ΤΑΞΙ – Αλεξάνδρα Πασχαλίδου
Buy the book Taxi written by Alexandra Pascalidou at Apple Books
Published: 2010-08 by Psichogios Publications Greek Books – Εκδόσεις Ψυχογιός
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