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.