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Evenings with Polish Reporters: Wojciech Jagielski’s Chechen War

  • Where: Václav Havel Library, Ostrovní 13, Prague 110 00
  • When: November 7, 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

What links the ongoing war in Ukraine to the Russian-Chechen conflict? The leading contemporary Polish foreign correspondent Wojciech Jagielski has covered armed conflicts in Georgia, Chechnya, Afghanistan and Tajikistan as a journalist and is a long-time observer of developments in the post-Soviet space. After publishing his Praying for Rain in Czech (2018), publishers Absynt are now bringing out a translation of Towers of Stone, which is focused on Chechnya. The new book explores not only the conflict with Russia but also its cultural-social causes, as well as offering a unique opportunity to understand contemporary Chechen-Russian relations.

The evening will be moderated by the book’s translator, journalist and ex-dissident Petruška Šustrová.

Organised by the Václav Havel Library in cooperation with the Polish Institute in Prague.

Interpretation into Czech.


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