Ukraine is steeped in literary tradition. Female authors Maria Matios, Iren Rozdobudko, and Lina Kostenko are among their country’s living legends—and their lives are just as interesting and intense as their books, many of which have been translated into English. One such writer is Oksana Zabuzhko.
Author of Museum of Abandoned Secrets
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Oksana Zabuzhko is one of the Ukraine’s most-read writers. Her unique meld of fiction with imagery, style, and philosophical ideas defines her unique style and intellectuality distinguishes her writing among Ukrainian authors. Zabuzhko’s fight for women’s rights is as vital to her as the fight for the emancipation of Ukrainian culture from Russian and Soviet dogmas, and Western readers would no doubt be intrigued by the writings of this feminist cum patriot.
Her epic novel, Museum of Abandoned Secrets covers the period between World War II, Stalinist USSR, and contemporary Ukraine. In it she explores how Ukraine must remember its past if it is to revive its national culture after decades of cruel oppression from totalitarian regimes.