Book Synopsis This fascinating collection of texts by contemporary Ukrainian writers, historians, philosophers, political analysts, and opinion leaders combines reflections on Ukraine's history--or histories--and analyses of the present as well as conceptual ideas and life stories. The authors present a multi-faceted image of Ukrainian memory and reality: from the Holodomor to Maidan, from Russian aggression to cultural diversity, from the depth of the past to the complexity of the present. Essential reading for anyone interested in Ukraine. The contributors of this book are prominent Ukrainian historians, writers, philosophers, political analysts, and intellectuals. Review Quotes This book includes everyone from internationally renowned academics like Harvard's Serhii Plokhiy to never-before-translated poets, that seek to articulate Ukraine to the wider world. [... It] gives Ukrainians a chance to explain their country themselves, and the Ukraine that emerges is uncannily relevant at a time when so many countries are undergoing identity crises--not least the United States.--Peter Pomerantsev, journalist, author, and TV producer, in The American Interest About the Author Volodymyr Yermolenko (born in 1980) is a Ukrainian philosopher, writer, and journalist, author of several books of non-fiction and fiction and of many articles and essays for Ukrainian and international media. He holds a doctoral degree in Political Studies (EHESS, Paris) and is lecturer at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He works as director of analytics at Internews Ukraine and as editor-in-chief of ukraineworld.org, aiming at explaining Ukrainian developments to an international audience in English.