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Join us for a book presentation, followed by a discussion. Event participants will have a rare opportunity to hear the author read extracts from her book which will resonate with anyone battling with grief and the shock of the sudden loss of a loved one.


“A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister” by Dr Olesya Khromeychuk from the “Ukrainians Voices” book series is the story of one death among many in the war in eastern Ukraine. Its author is a historian of war whose brother was killed at the frontline in 2017 while serving in the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Olesya takes the point of view of a civilian and a woman, perspectives that tend to be neglected in war narratives, and focuses on the stories that play out far away from the warzone.

Ukraine has lost 14 thousand people in the current war. By focusing on her private experience, Olesya reminds us that there are human stories behind the numbers in the news and contemplates the challenges of coming to terms with grief, trauma and changed identity.

The talk will be moderated by Dr Tetyana Vovnyanko, trustee of the British-Ukrainian Aid charity.

The talk will be in UKRAINIAN.

All funds raised throughout this event will go towards University Scholarships for Russian-Ukrainian war veterans within British-Ukrainian Aid’s ‘Reintegration through Education‘ project.

FREE with registration at eventbrite