A Tale of Maidan by Khrystyna Lukashchuk
“A Tale of Maidan” by Khrystyna Lukashchuk
On 24 february 2017 took place in the Centre Culturel d’Ukraine en France a presentation of the book “A Tale of Maidan” by Khrystyna Lukashchuk.
After a general introduction of Maidan Events by Natalia Kochubey, the director of the Centre Culturel d’Ukraine en France, Justine Horetska the translator of this book in french presented us the book and made a lecture of some parts in french.
The event was introduced by the vision of a video about Maidan 2013/2014 Events and the participants were able to ask questions and debate about the events and the consequences of the events nowadays in Ukraine.
Also there many books about Maidan events that were published since 2014 were presented.
Here is a summary of the book:
There once was, a very long time ago, a fertile land named Ukraine. Then, a people who loved their country, work and above all God inhabited it: the Ukrainians.
However, their leaders cared little for the people, especially the last one, who was particularly greedy. In the beginning, the people suffered in silence. But one day, the indignant Ukrainians descended upon Maidan square to put an end to the injustice and their unwavering faith in Love led them to victory.
The entire margin of the publisher will be donated by Les Éditions Bleu et Jaune – Tatiana Sirotchouk éditrice to an association devoted to Ukrainian children.
Khrystyna Lukashchuk was born in 1972 in Lviv and is an Ukrainian artist, writer and illustrator. After having studied art and architecture, she worked on diverse architectural and artistic projects while at the same time publishing novels, short stories and poetry collections. Today, Khrystyna Lukashchuk is known for her psychological prose but she also writes and illustrates children’s books. She has won the International award « Koronatsia slova » (“The Crowning of the Verb”) 4 times.
“CONTE SUR MAÏDAN” is her first book to be translated into French.
The Publishing House
Les Éditions Bleu et Jaune was founded in 2015 in Paris by Tatiana Sirotchouk, Ph.D. in French Language and Literature. Its editorial line is the discovery of the Other. Originally, it was an invitation to discover Ukraine and the editorial project aims to acquaint the French and French-speaking public with Ukrainian history and literature. The publishing house also fosters an opening up to the world because it believes that intercultural exchange is a tremendous richness. Breaking down borders between countries and cultures and building intercultural bridges is its commitment, its mission and its contribution to humanity.
A TALE OF MAIDAN by KHRYSTYNA LUKASHCHUK
Translated from Ukrainian by Justine Horetska
Release date: 24 November 2016
32 pages in color
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