Five Ukrainian authors and well-known British publishing house Kalyna Language Press Limited decided to translate the book “Balachky pro Vse na Sviti” (Gossip about Everything on Earth) into English.
To implement this plan in life, August 16, 2016 an international project started raising funds on Kickstarter.com internet platform.
According to the publishers, this type of literature helps building empathy and personal connection to a country that is mostly known from war reports.
“Ukrainians laid down their lives for the right to be European. They barricaded their capital city with burning tyres and ran towards gunfire while carrying only wooden shields. They only wanted one thing, to be able to have a normal life. This book cuts through all the propaganda and news footage…” the saying in the project description.
But it could potentially bring a smile to the faces of people lounging in cafes in Berlin, London, and Paris. And just possibly help them understand people catching the tram to work in Kyiv or returning fire against Russia’s invading army in Donbas are no different to them.
Kalyna Language Press will help them tell their tales in English: “We believe that Ukraine will become part of Europe when the voice of its young people is heard”.
You can help Kalyna Language Press translate these stories into English by supporting Kickstarter before 16 September. And help make the world a slightly happier place!