Accomplished author writes over 70 stories inspired by

Charleston, SC, May 7, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Vivian Avraamidou Ploumbis announces her most recent release: a collection of 73 short stories directly inspired by the tragedy and destruction of her hometown of Famagusta, Cyprus.

As a child, Avraamidou Ploumbis witnessed the devastation in Varosha, once considered a “no-go zone” due to the involvement of the Turkish army. As of 2020, a small part has been opened, but the area remains largely captured and destroyed.

“My short stories are inspired by photographs that either depict details of the debris seen in the ghost town, or that awaken memories of my early years. I want (readers) to see where nationalism can take us,” the author said.

In his short stories, Avraamidou Ploumbis reveals the harsh realities of conflicts; particularly how it affects generations of people in the most devastating ways. Haunting voices will appeal to any sensitive, democratic and just person who believes in fraternity between nations. They will find resonant values ​​and deep meaning in the stories written by Avraamidou Ploumbis.

Haunting voices: the jewel of the Mediterranean speaks is available for purchase online at and Barnes and For more information about the author, please visit any of his social media platforms

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About the Author:

Award-winning author Vivian Avraamidou Ploumbis remains a passionate fighter for the rights of the weak, individual liberty and freedom of expression. Born in 1958, central Varosha was her neighborhood. Her family emigrated to Athens after the Turkish invasion in 1974. After her university studies, Avraamidou Ploumbis began working in a private company – which she now runs with her husband. Literature has always been his great love. His first novel received the National Prize of the Republic of Cyprus. Two others were awarded by the Panhellenic Writers’ Association. Most of his works have been shortlisted for the Cyprus National Prize.

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