TCUP Book Club Reads "A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister"

September 6, 2022
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Book Cover The Death of a Soldier Told by His SisterThe Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program is pleased to announce it will be reprising its virtual Book Club for the Fall 2022 semester. In the month of October, we will be reading Olesya Khromeychuk’s A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister (newly republished in the United Kingdom as The Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister, with a foreword by Philippe Sands). 

The month-long guided reading will kick off with a virtual lecture and reading by Dr. Khromeychuk (October 5, 12:00 PM EDT). Participants will receive weekly emails from TCUP Director Emily Channell-Justice about the book. Readers can participate in the Twitter discussion with the hashtag #TCUPreadsALoss. Participants can also join other readers for a discussion of the book at the end of October (date/time TBD). 

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About the book: 

This book 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 Khromeychuk 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. 

About the author:

Dr. Olesya Khromeychuk is a historian and writer. She received her PhD in History from University College London. She has taught the history of East-Central Europe at the University of Cambridge, University College London, the University of East Anglia, and King’s College London. She is the author of ‘Undetermined’ Ukrainians. Post-War Narratives of the Waffen SS ‘Galicia’ Division (Peter Lang, 2013). She is currently the director of the Ukrainian Institute London. 

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