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Magdaline Boutros unveils book on Ukraine in Canada

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March 27,2024 342
Magdaline Boutros unveils book on Ukraine in Canada

In Montreal, Canada, the unveiling of Letters from Ukraine (“Lettres d’Ukraine”), a book authored by the well-known international journalist Magdaline Boutros, took place. This deeply moving book is a collection of nine letters written by Ukrainians amidst the onset of Russia’s full-scale invasion, translated into French. 

Boutros, through highlighting personal accounts, brings a unique perspective to the narrative. The book features a range of personal stories: a daughter’s letter to her father serving in the military, Valentyn; Tetiana’s gripping account of surviving Mariupol’s siege; and the enlightening correspondences from Maryna Khromyk about Roman Ratushnyi and Dmytro “Da Vinci” Kotsiubailo. Adding to the tapestry of voices, the diary of writer Ivan Baidak offers a poignant insight for Francophone readers. 

Eugene Czolij, a distinguished Canadian lawyer and former President of the Ukrainian World Congress, has graced the book with an insightful afterword, adding depth to its narrative.

The prestigious French-language newspaper Le Devoir, where Boutros works, promptly agreed to publish the book under its own imprint, “Somme tout editions.” The book’s launch event was held at the “Le Port de tête” bookstore, and it is now available for purchase at all major bookstores in Quebec. Furthermore, plans are underway for its publication in Ukraine through “Somme tout editions.”

Boutros, who has reported extensively from Kyiv, Kharkiv, and the Donetsk Oblasts, expressed her heartfelt thanks for the immense support that has helped bring this important project to life. 

We express gratitude to Iryna Baturevych for assistance in preparing this news.

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