One year ago

Today is the tragic one year anniversary of the ongoing Russian war on the Ukraine. Today is also the parasitenpresse publication date of Since September I have been wanting to go to Kyiv by Jelena Jeremejewa in English translation (translator Catherine Hales). I met and read with Jelena in Cologne last year, and I met Catherine years ago in Berlin.

“Berlin filmmaker and author Jelena Jeremejewa was visiting her family in Kyiv at the beginning of the war. In her journal Since September I want to go to Kyiv she reports on the first days of the war, on her escape and the thoughts and fears she, her family and her friends have had in these days, weeks and months.”

(Blog cover photo taken in Cologne last year of Eleonore talking to Jelena).