Serhiy Zhadan: Ukraine's Enfant Terrible

Serhiy Zhadan

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Discover one of the leading voices of this century

An evening with one of Ukraine's most iconic contemporary writers: poet, leftwing intellectual and ska band frontman Serhiy Zhadan. Chaired by Eastern Europe specialist Uilleam Blacker of University College London.

Serhiy Zhadan is the most popular poet of the post-independence generation in Ukraine. His work speaks to the disillusionment, difficulties and ironies that the collapse of the Soviet Union has brought, where his readings fill large auditoriums. Originally the enfant terrible of Ukrainian letters, Serhij Zhadan is considered the most important poet of the decade and even one of the leading voices of the last century.

This event is conducted in Ukrainian with a live interpreter, and can therefore be enjoyed by both Ukrainian and English speakers.

In partnership with the Ukrainian Institute in London

Image: Serhiy Zhadan


Name: Serhiy Zhadan: Ukraine's Enfant Terrible
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546