Victoria Belim reads her book “The Rooster House” Jonas J. Driedger moderates the reading.
In 2014, the landmarks of Victoria Belim’s personal geography were plunged into tumult at the hands of Russia. Her hometown, Kyiv, was gripped by protests and violence. Crimea, where she’d once been sent to school to avoid radiation from the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, was invaded. Kharkiv, where her grandmother Valentina studied economics and fell in love; Donetsk, where her father once worked; and Mariupol, where she and her mother bought a cherry tree for Valentina’s garden, all became battlegrounds.
A young woman’s quest to uncover her family’s difficult past reveals broader truths about the present conflict. Victoria Belim's memoir is a personal history of her family's turbulent past and a celebration of Ukrainian identity.
In cooperation with U.S. Consulate General Frankfurt.
When: October 19, 2023, 07:00 pm
Where: Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Braubachstraße 30–32, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, 2nd floor
Free Entrance. Reading and discussion in English.