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Women In Translation: Chernobyl Prayer

25.07.2022 : 19:00 - 20:00
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The Women In Translation reading group provides a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered. A place for curious minds and relaxed conversation hosted by poet and translator Annie Rutherford.

Our July meeting of Women In Translation will be reading Chernobyl Prayer by Svetlana Alexievich:

In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.

Please order your copy of Chernobyl Prayer from the bookshop - which supports the books and helps us cover the cost of running the book club - get a 10% discount using code LONG-VICTORIOUS-WIT

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