Boys In Zinc


The haunting history of the Soviet-Afghan War from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature 2015- A new translation based on the updated text – From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides

Author: Svetlana Alexievich
Translated By:
Andrew Bromfield
ISBN: 9780241264119 – 0241264111- 9780241264126
Binding: Paperback, 304 Pages
Published Year: 2017
Language: English



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About the author (2017)

Svetlana Alexievich was born in Ivano-Frankivsk in 1948 and has spent most of her life in the Soviet Union and present-day Belarus, with prolonged periods of exile in Western Europe. Starting out as a journalist, she developed her own, distinctive non-fiction genre which brings together a chorus of voices to describe a specific historical moment. Her works include The Unwomanly Face of War (1985), Last Witnesses (1985), Boys in Zinc (1991), Chernobyl Prayer (1997) and Second-Hand Time (2013). She has won many international awards, including the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature for ‘her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time’.

Additional information

Weight 0.21 kg
Dimensions 20 × 13 × 2.2 cm


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