‘Magda’ Speaks


Throughout, Kowalik [Magda’s real name] has remained well disposed to Irish people. “It kind of proved that I’m right about [the] Irish, because [of] the amount of positive, amazing comments. And they were not just my friends. Of course, there were angry comments, but they were at the system and at the ‘Magda’ character from the changed article. But when it started to come up that this was not what the article was about . . . it just proved me right.

…What about going back to Poland? “No. You’re stuck with me for good.”


‘Magda: ‘I Don’t Want To Stay On The Dole. I Want To Work.’ (Pat O’Mahony, Irish Times)

(Brenda Fitzsimons/Irish Times)


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