LAGOS READING CLUB: AROUND THE WORLD IN 11 BOOKS, with Sandro William Junqueira
December 10th | 6 pm
Location: Municipal Library of Lagos
Organized by: CM Lagos
Class. age: M18
Participation is free, but subject to a limit of 20 mandatory prior registrations via telephone 282 767 816, the Library’s Facebook page or email Biblioteca@cm-lagos.pt
ANNUAL THEME: THE WORLD SO FULL OF WORLDS, MONTHLY MEETINGS
The world is vast. The books, infinite. By reading authors from different geographies we can increase the borders of our human and literary territory. Travel without leaving the same place. Opening windows in the head for a better understanding of ourselves, the other, and this global place we inhabit.
Book being analyzed/read: Voices from Chernobyl, by Svetlana Alexijevich:
Voices from Chernobyl is the most acclaimed work by Svetlana Alexievich, Nobel Prize for Literature 2015, considered her hardest and most impactful work.
On April 26, 1986, Chernobyl was the scene of the worst nuclear disaster ever. The Soviet authorities hid the seriousness of the events from the population and the international community, and tried to control the damage by sending thousands of poorly equipped and unprepared men into the radioactive vortex that the region had become. The accident ended up contaminating almost three quarters of Europe. In poignant and disarming prose, Svetlana Alexievich gives voice to hundreds of people who lived through the tragedy…