200 YEARS GREEKS AND INNOVATION
1962

"Matomena Homata" (Bloody Earth) by Dido Sotiriou is published

Dido Sotiriou (1909-2004) was a writer whose work was intertwined with all the tragic and defining historical events that Hellenism endured during the 20th century, beginning with the devastation of Smyrna and Asia Minor and reaching the post-civil war years. Thanks to her narrative style which was influenced by oriental tales, she became a favorite writer, especially of young people who discovered in her work, the hardships of the people and their dreams for a brighter future. Matomena Homata (Bloody Earth) passionately described the persecutions and purges against the Greek population at the Amele Taburu (Labour Battalions) during the Asia Minor Greek genocide.