Between fiction and autobiography: The writings of Lilika Nakos
In her novels and her romances the Greek writer Lilika Nakos combined personal memories with historical experiences. Through the history of a war that had deeply affected her, Nakos wanted to talk about herself and about the suffering and the destiny of the Greeks simultaneously. Nakos' work, which was to a large extent auto-biographical, promoted the feminist cause, especially supporting the women's right to work and education in an era when conservatism dominated the Greek politics and society. Her heroines -personae of the novelist- are working-class women endorsing human and socialist ideas and fighting for social justice.