The Rooster House: My Ukrainian Family Story, A Memoir

Reading and discussion (English) with Victoria Belim moderated by Jonas J. Driedger

[Translate to English:] The Rooster House

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.