Books set in Belarus (13)


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Alindarka’s Children by Alhierd Bacharevič EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Alicia and her brother Avi are interned in a camp where children are taught to forget their mother tongue and speak the language of the coloniser. They escape into the Belarusian forest to go on an adult Hansel and Gretel adventure.

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Cruces rojas by Sasha Filipenko ES

Rating: 3 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Un joven llamado Alexander se muda a un apartamento en Minsk. Llega con una tragedia a sus espaldas y ninguna intención de hacer nuevos amigos. Pero Tatiana Alekséievna, su vecina nonagenaria, insistirá en compartir con él sus recuerdos antes de que el alzhéimer los borre por completo. Como mecanógrafa del ministerio del interior ruso durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial, Tatiana tuvo a su cargo la comunicación con Cruz Roja Internacional sobre de los soldados apresados por el bando enemigo; entre ellos, su marido. Después pasaría a&n... continue



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Defiance by Nechama Tec EN

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Country: Europe / Poland flag Poland
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During the Holocaust years, many Jews struggled alone or with others against the terrors of the Nazis, risking their lives against overwhelming odds for the slimmest chance of survival. In Defiance, Nechama Tec offers a riveting history of one such group, a forest community in western Belorussia that would number more than 1,200 Jews by 1944 - including the elderly, women, and children. Tec recounts the astonishing details of how this Jewish partisan unit - hungry, exposed to the harsh winter weather, always on the lookout for German patrols - took on the duel role of fighters and rescuers. Fo... continue

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Down Among the Fishes by Natalka Babina EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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A crime story with elements of magic realism, 'Down among fishes' revolves around the story of Alka, a woman whose unfulfilled desire to have a child turns her into an alcoholic and drug addict. In her search for the roots of a family tragedy, Alka stumbles on family records that set her off on a treasure hunt ...


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Last Witnesses : Unchildlike Stories by Svetlana Alexievich EN

Rating: 4 (1 vote)
Country: Europe / Ukraine flag Ukraine
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Selected as a Book of the Year 2019 by The Times and Telegraph 'Astonishing. . . Like the great Russian novels, these testimonials ring with emotional truth' - Caroline Moorehead, Guardian Extraordinary stories about what it was like to be a Soviet child during the upheaval and horror of the Second World War, from Nobel Laureate Svetlana Alexievich What did it mean to grow up in the Soviet Union during the Second World War? In the late 1970s, Svetlana Alexievich started interviewing people who had experienced war as children, the generation that survived and had to live with the trauma that wo... continue

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Motherfield : Poems and Belarusian Protest Diary by Julia Cimafiejeva EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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A poetry collection where personal is inevitably political and ecological, Motherfield is a poet's insistence on self-determination in authoritarian, patriarchal Belarus. Julia Cimafiejeva was born in an area of rural Belarus that became a Chernobyl zone when she was a child. The book opens with a poet's diary that records the course of violence unfolding in Belarus since the 2020 presidential election. It paints an intimate portrait of the poet's struggle with fear, despair, and guilt as she goes to protests, escapes police, longs for readership, learns about the detention of family and frien... continue

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Paranoia : A Novel by Victor Martinovich EN

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Country: Europe / Belarus flag Belarus
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Banned in Belarus two days after it was published, Paranoia is a thriller, a love story, and a harrowing journey into one of the world's last closed societies. The book never mentions Belarus or its capital, Minsk, but the setting is unmistakable.