No matter how fast you read, give this one some time – Voices from Chernobyl

One day people force their way into your home and tell you that everything you own is spreading invisible death, so you need to bury them. They will send you out of your house and people will look at you as if they see evil pouring out of you. Svetlana Alexievich’s book Voices from Chernobyl presents the tragedy from the point of view of the average person through a series of monologues.

There is no investigation in this book, there are not many dates, and the emphasis is not on scientific explanations. Rather, we can understand what the average person experienced, who one day found himself in a new, bitter reality due to some invisible force.


Article published on Socfest online cultural magazine. (Hungarian)