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Ukrainian Non-Fiction: Why Is It Interesting?

The lecture by Volodymyr Yermolenko who is a philosopher, writer and journalist, working as analytics director at Internews Ukraine and editor-in-chief at tells about the peculiarities and main topics of the Ukrainian non-fiction today. It is very diverse: starting from issues of history and memory to the present-time Ukrainian sorrows and joys.

Ukrainian non-fiction is in constant travelling to reinvent itself and its tradition which was cut by different foreign aggressors. Thus, it’s very popular nowadays among writers and readers and covers both erased parts of Ukrainian history and current situation with annexation of Crimea and the war in Donbas.

Translations of Ukrainian non-fiction would help rediscover true Ukraine for the whole world.

List of references:

  • Serhii Plokhy, The Gates of Europe
  • Yaroslav Hrytsak, Iza Chruslinska, Conversations about Ukraine
  • Yaroslav Hrytsak, Essays in Ukrainian History
  • Ivan Lysiak-Rudnytsky, Historical Essays
  • Mykola Riabchuk, From Malorosia to Ukraine
  • Oksana Zabuzhko, Iza Chruslinska, The Ukrainian Palimpseste
  • Ukraine in Histories and Stories: Essays by Ukrainian intellectuals
  • Vladyslav Hrynevych, Pavlo-Robert Mahochii, Babyn Yar: History and Memory Ukrainian Holocaust- oral history about Holodomor
  • Ola Hnatiuk, Courage and Fear
  • Myroslav Marynovych, Universe Behind the Barbed Wire
  • Nataliya Humenyuk, The Lost Island. A book of reporting from the occupied
  • Crimea Voice of War: Veterans’ Stories
  • Yevheniya Podobna, Girls Cut Their Braids Off
  • Andrii Bondar, Carrot Ice
  • Ukraїner. Ukrainian Insider
  • Myroslav Popovych, Red Century
  • Yuri Sheveliov, Essays
  • Dmytro Kuleba, The War For Reality
  • Vakhtang Kebuladze, Destiny’s Charms
  • Diana Klochko, 65 Ukrainian chef d’oeuvres
  • Alisa Lozhkina, Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art of the 20th – Early 21st Century
  • Tetyana Filevska, Kazimir Malevich. Kyiv Period