For Belarusian literature, the 1990s were a time of liberation from the rigid corset of the Soviet literary tradition, in which only certain themes and forms were permitted. In the transition period, new forms and unusual combinations of genres proli...
The Unwomanly Face of War
Svetlana Alexievich's documentary text, written in 1983 and published in Russian in the Soviet Union in 1985, is about women who fought in the Red Army during the Second World War but who have not become part of the collective memory. They tell the a...
The Eternal Way
The Eternal Way (Адвечным шляхам)
Right at the beginning of this essay, written in 1921, Belarus is presented as “the border between East and West”, a culture without distinct contours. Kančeŭski sees the tragedy of the Belarusian nation in th...
The Cultural-Historical Brothel of the Lawyer Velinoŭsky
The Cultural-Historical Brothel of the Lawyer Velinoŭsky (light novel)
Zyanon Pashtalenka, a student from Minsk, gets a job in the mysterious embassy of Ancient Greece in the Republic of Belarus, where he gets caught up in a maelstrom of dizzy...
On fluffy paws
Belarusian-language poetry for children is still mainly in traditional rhymed forms. The poet Volha Hapeyeva derives from this the adults' fear of the diversity of poetry and sets herself the goal of showing even the smallest readers how different po...
"Soviet Belarus" under the direction of Michasj Tscharot (non-fiction)
This book was written as a result of many years of research and archival work, which addressed the following questions:
What stages does the history of the most important Soviet Belarusian-language newspaper "Soviet Belarus" cover, from its cr...