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10 popular belarusian books
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Europe Challenge" were written by authors from Belarus. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

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Cruces rojas by Sasha Filipenko ES

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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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Down Among the Fishes by Natalka Babina EN

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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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Motherfield : Poems and Belarusian Protest Diary by Julia Cimafiejeva EN

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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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Pack of Wolves

Pack of Wolves by Vasil Bykov EN

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Sergeant Bertrand by Aleksandr Skorobogatov NL

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Zijn vrouw staat avond na avond op het toneel. Het publiek gaapt haar smachtend aan, de gluiperige regisseur dringt zich achter de coulissen op – het is geen wonder dat Nikolaj geteisterd wordt door een allesverslindende jaloezie. Zijn trouwe raadgever, de mysterieuze Sergeant Bertrand, toont hem een uitvlucht uit zijn voortdurende zorgen. Nikolaj blijkt algauw in staat tot daden die hij eerder niet voor mogelijk hield. In Sergeant Bertrand weeft de auteur een web van intriges en dringt hij door tot de kern van de menselijke zelfbescherming. Wat is waarheid, en wat verzinnen we voor o... continue
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Wave of Terror : A Novel by Theodore Odrach, Emma Odrach, T.F. Rigelhof EN

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This novel is a major literary discovery, and Odrach is drawing favorable comparisons with such eminent writers as Chekhov and Solzhenitsyn. Odrach wrote in Ukrainian, while living an exile's life in Toronto. This remarkable book is a microcosm of Soviet history, and Odrach provides a first-hand account of events during the Stalinist era that newsreels never covered. It has special value as a sensitive and realistic portrait of the times, while capturing the internal drama of the characters with psychological concision. Odrach creates a powerful and moving picture, and manages to show what lif... continue
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