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Focus Ukraine "Multilayered narratives - Writing and narrating in a state of war"

22 October 2022
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Frankfurt Pavilion

Writing and narrating in a state of war

Writers are masters of observation and narration. With the art of the word they describe the universal through the concrete, through individual fates historical events are illustrated. In literature, readers also look for answers to what moves them. But what happens to the language of authors who find themselves in existential danger? Can they continue to write or do they fall silent? What does writing and literature mean in a country whose culture has been declared a target of extermination? The Ukrainian writers Andrej Kurkow, Lyuba Yakimchuk and Olesya Yaremchuk will talk about this.