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The Unwomanly Face of War
Svetlana Alexievich

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... More
The Eternal Way
Ihnat Abdziralovič

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... More
Errors and Gaps
Aliaxey Talstou

Errors and Gaps

In his book Errors and Gaps, Aliaxey Talstou deals with the big issues of the present: the connection between information technologies and human consciousness, the instrumentalisation of history by authoritarian regimes, the effects of capitalism.... More
A Horse Rushes to the Festival Early in the Morning
Ales Harbul

A Horse Rushes to the Festival Early in the Morning

In Belarus, the Belarusian language is increasingly being pushed out of use. At the same time, many Belarusian-speaking children have to emigrate with their parents and grow up in an environment with other languages. Under such circumstances, the imp... More
Language Games
Tanya Dzivakova and Vera Burlak

Language Games

The artist and educator Tanya Dzivakova and the poet, translator and doctor of literature Vera Burlak are developing language games for children in Belarusian, a language that is coming under increasing pressure in today's Belarus. Many children left... More
While I was waiting (2017-2019)
Julia Autz

While I was waiting (2017-2019)

Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus for almost 30 years. A generation has grown up that does not know its homeland without the authoritarian president. What does it mean to grow up under these circumstances? What is it like to live in a country wh... More

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