Volha Hapeyeva took part in the program, organized by the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing dedicated to the topic “Heroes of our time”. She, along with 6 other writers from Ukraine, Russia and Germany, visited Kiev in October to later create a text about contemporary heroes and
present them in Tutzing in December. Volha’s poem touches upon the problem of a person at war, she did a special research and incorporated lines from authentic letters, which were written by people at different wars of different times, she paid a special attention to women and their existence under the condition of war and post-war discourse when many of them were deprived of the possibility to be called “heroes”.

Poem in Belarusian and German.

Watch the interview with Volha Hapeyeva on the topic HEROES (in English)