A Conversation with Kateryna Zarembo About Her New Book, "The Rise of Ukraine's Sun: Stories from Donetsk and Luhansk Regions at the Beginning of the 21st Century"
The Rise of Ukraine's Sun is a book about the pro-Ukrainian communities and movements in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts which were there before the Russian aggression in 2014. The book's chapters depict the academic and artistic communities, rural areas, religious circles of various denominations as well pro-European movements and football fans. Each chapter narrates the stories of Donetsk and Luhansk locals, set against the backdrop of wider historical context. The reader will discover the Ukrainian identity of the region, which has always been there but which has been silenced and oppressed by the artificial myth, specially created in the Soviet and post-Soviet narrative. The book also explains why the local population did indeed take arms to fight in 2014 and onwards - but, contrary to the Russian propaganda, not for the unrecognized republics but for Ukraine's freedom and democracy.
About the speaker:
Kateryna Zarembo is a Ukrainian scholar, policy analyst, translator and writer. Her area of expertise is foreign and security policy as well as civil society studies, with a focus on Ukraine. She is an associate fellow at the New Europe Center (Kyiv, Ukraine). She also teaches at the National University of “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy''.
For more details visit her website: katerynazarembo.org.ua