A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism

Slavenka Drakulic’s “A Guided Tour Through the Museum of Communism” is a playfully composed book of essays, each specific to a different European country’s experience with communism. The narrator varies is each story, but is always an animal, a la “Animal Farm”. This satire educates while it entertains, enabling the reader to understand what life would have been like for those living through communism in Eastern (Central) Europe. That said, a certain amount of basic historical knowledge about each country’s history is ideal for fully appreciating some of the satire and humor.

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