for the book Shoes with Wings
“The book is full of love for man, for the stricken, the weak, the homeless, the persecuted, for all who find themselves at the mercy of others, and for animals. Counterpoint to the fear of those who are ready to do evil. […] Certainly, Papayanni aims her arrows well and knows how to instruct and guide without availing herself of a moralistic style. She uses a rich, intertextual background out of which she not only crafts “shoes with wings” but helps thinking take flight, walk on mountains, swim at the bottom of the sea and fly to the sky, drawing from there whatever humanizes the world and promotes life and culture so that, by reading, we gain back the time lost and reclaim our humanity.”