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Karen Marie Majewski

Born: 1955 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Karen Majewski, Karen M. Majewski

Connection to Illinois: She was born in Chicago, Illinois in the heavily-Polish ''Back of the Yards'' neighborhood. She spent most of her childhood in the nearby suburb of Oak Lawn and graduated from Southern Illinois University.

Biography: Majewski is a scholar, researcher and community activist. She was the associate professor of Polish and East Central European studies, from 1994-2003 at St. Mary's College in Orchard Lake, Michigain. She has been the curator of the Polish book collection for the Orchard Lake Schools since 1998. She is a member of the Dekaban Foundation board of directors.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Karen Marie Majewski on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Traitors and true Poles :
ISBN: 0821414690 OCLC: 613383757

Ohio University Press, Athens : ©2003.

"This is the first extended look at Polish-language fiction written by turn-of-the-century immigrants, a forgotten body of American ethnic literature. Addressing a blind spot in our understanding of immigrant and ethnic identity and culture, Traitors and True Poles challenges perceptions of a silent and passive Polish immigration by giving back its literary voice."--Jacket.