Ukraine: A Book of Essays by Intellectuals in English

September 9, 2022
Internews Ukraine and UkraineWorld published a book “Ukraine in Histories and Stories: Essays by Ukrainian intellectuals” in English.

The book is distributed free of charge

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The book in Ukrainian is available here.

The book is a collection of texts by contemporary Ukrainian intellectuals: writers, historians, philosophers, political analysts, opinion leaders. The texts have been written for an international audience. The collection combines reflections on Ukraine's history (or histories, in plural), and analysis of the present, conceptual ideas and life stories. The book presents a multi-faceted image of Ukrainian memory and reality: from the Holodomor to Maidan, from Russian aggression to cultural diversity, from the depth of the past to the complexity of the present.

It contains 16 texts: essays and interviews. The authors of the collection are Serhii Plokhy, Andriy Kurkov, Ola Hnatiuk, Irena Karpa, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Yuri Andrukovych, Larysa Denysenko, Vakhtang Kebuladze, Andriy Portnov, Haska Shyyan, Hanna Shelest, Volodymyr Rafeenko, Volodymyr Yermolenko, Alim Aliev, Leonid Finberg, Andrij Bondar.

It is edited by Volodymyr Yermolenko, a Ukrainian philosopher and writer, UkraineWorld's editor in chief and director for analytics at Internews Ukraine.

The preface was written by Peter Pomerantsev; introduction by Andriy Kulakov, project leader.

The book was presented in October, 2019 in the following cities:

The project is implemented by Internews-Ukraine and is funded by the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation within the framework of the project "Prominent Events for Ukrainian Culture."

The Ukrainian Cultural Foundation is a state-owned institution created in 2017. It aims to facilitate the development of culture and arts in Ukraine, to provide a favourable environment for the development of the intellectual and spiritual potential of individuals and society, to ensure citizens' broad access to their national cultural heritage, to support cultural diversity and integration of Ukrainian culture into the world cultural context.

Internews Ukraine is one of the biggest and oldest Ukrainian media NGOs, active in the fields of communication, education, media analysis, digital security, and international outreach.

UkraineWorld is Internews Ukraine's flagship project, information, and networking initiative aimed to improve knowledge about Ukraine and understanding of Ukrainian developments among the international audiences. Internews Ukraine implements the initiative with the support of Internews Network (programme U-Media funded by USAID) and International Renaissance Foundation.