Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future Svetlana Alexievich


On 26 April 1986, at 1.23am, a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. While officials tried to hush up the accident, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors – clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, resettlers, widows, orphans – crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, anger and uncertainty, but also dark humour and love. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, ‘Chernobyl Prayer’ shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget.

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Author Svetlana Alexievich Published by Penguin Classics ISBN 9780241270530 EAN 9780241270530 Bic Code H Cover Paperback

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