Kateryna Zarembo published a book about Ukrainian Donbas, “The Rise of Ukraine’s Sun. Stories of Donetsk region and Luhansk region at the beginning of the 21st century”
In December 2022, Kateryna Zarembo’s new research book about the Ukrainian Donbas was published for the first time in collaboration with the “Choven” publishing house and with the assistance of the Kharkiv office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Ukraine.
This book is about Ukrainian communities of Donetsk region and Luhansk region, which operated from the early 2000s until the Russian invasion in 2014 and whose existence was denied by the Russian-Soviet myth about Donbas. It’s a book about cultural spaces, student communities, the Ukrainian village, and various religions. It’s a book about those who wanted to live not in a mythologized past, but in a free, democratic Ukraine.
“The work on the book lasted a long time – the idea about it found me as far back as 2016. I write “found me”, not “I found it”, because I sincerely believe that it was so. The idea, as described by Elizabeth Gilbert in the book about the work of “Great Magic” chose me and waited patiently while I left my main job, gave birth to children and continued working on it in spurts between the pandemic and the great invasion.
Book is available for sale here.
15% of each sold copy is donated to the Armed Forces of Ukraine.