I was reading Marina Lewycka’s ‘A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian’ and noticed something very odd on page 11: The Ukrainian flag is two oblongs of colour, blue over yellow — yellow for the cornfields, blue for the sky. Cornfields – really? Certainly different than the Ukrainian teaching I’ve received at my elementary schools. […]Read more "How Ukrainian is ‘A Short History of Tractors’?"
The Washington Post recently reviewed the latest novel from Ukrainian-Canadian author Janice Kulyk Keefer, titled Ladies’ Lending Library: But if you’re in the market for a deeply thoughtful, beautifully written novel about first- and second-generation Ukrainians struggling to fit into comparatively bland, prosperous and easy Canadian society, this is absolutely your book. The setting is […]Read more "New Ukrainian Canadian novel centered around Georgian Bay"
In March of 1947, famous author George Orwell wrote a preface to his popular anti-totalitarianism novel Animal Farm for displaced Ukrainian citizens throughout Europe. From Wikipedia: This Ukrainian edition was an early propaganda use of the book. It was printed to be distributed among the Soviet citizens of Ukraine who were some of the many […]Read more "Orwell’s Ukrainian edition of Animal Farm"