The Belgian literary magazine L'Arbre-à-Palabres and its talented team have published an extensive collection of Ukrainian texts, modern and historical, in Dutch and French. Ukrainian literature has been largely unknown to the multilingual Belgian audience, especially modern literature. Thus, the anthology edited by Dirk Sluijs is a unique collection of texts showcasing the rich literary tradition of Ukraine and making it accessible to readers in Belgium.
The anthology features a diverse selection of texts, while the translations, done by a team of experts, capture the nuances and complexities of the original texts, making them a pleasure to read. The edition is also beautifully designed by Christoph Bruneel, so it is easy to navigate.
The anthology is not only a great resource for those interested in Ukrainian literature, but also for anyone looking to discover the literary culture of Ukraine. This publication is an important step towards making the literary heritage of Ukraine accessible to a wider audience. Among other texts, it includes the text of such Ukrainian playwrights as Oksana Hrytsenko, Olena Gapieieva, Andrii Bondarenko, Tetiana Kytsenko, Tasia Pugach and Olha Matsiupa.