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Belarus’ Nobel Prize Winner and Her Country Defy Clichés

On December 7, Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in literature, gave her Nobel lecture in Stockholm (Naviny.by, December 7). The lecture was delivered in Russian, the language in which Alexievich writes. In it, she first dwelled on her post–World War II experiences reflected in her most famous non-fiction book, War’s Unwomanly Face (1985). Born three years after the end of the war in western Ukraine, Alexievich soon moved with her family to Belarus, and later she became absorbed by the horrors of the rural Belarusian women’s war-time memories. In her speech, she also dwelled …read more

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