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“A new impetus to reflections”

Larysa Ivshyna to present Den’s new book My Sister Sofia… today at Lesia Ukrainka Eastern European National University
20 October, 2016 - 11:28
Photo by Ruslan KANIUKA, The Day

The newspaper Den and the university have had close links for years. One of the first cities where new books are presented is traditionally Lutsk (it will be recalled that Den’s history section editor presented My Sister Sofia… in Izmail and Bolhrad this September). It is this city that saw the first presentation of the “debut book” Ukraine Incognita, which started the newspaper’s major library, at what was then Volyn State University. Den’s editor-in-chief is member of the university’s Supervisory Board and its Honorary Professor. Announcing this year’s presentation, the university emphasizes that Den’s editor-in-chief Larysa Ivshyna will be launching My Sister Sofia…, one of the most successful books of the recent Forum of Publishers.

Anna DANYLCHUK, Pro-Rector for Research, Education, and Euro-Integration; Lesia Ukrainka Eastern European National University:

“It was an honor for me to attend the first presentation of Den’s new book My Sister Sofia… at the Lviv book forum. As usual, Den’s professional team prepared an extremely high-quality presentation – interesting speeches of noted authors, concentrated meanings, and unexpected parallels between Ukraine and Bulgaria, which seemed to me at the end of the event, well before I read the book, so natural and vital that I asked myself a question: why haven’t we noticed this before? Ms. Ivshyna has a special talent to feel beauty and wisdom (Sophia) in the world, people, and history, to reconsider and describe this, return what we’ve lost, painting the invisible with the bright colors of history and reducing the space of our personal and official ignorance. In my view, the book is full of love for what is common to and different between the two nations. Our history plus a broad vision of the development of the neighboring peoples, the famous personalities and cities in our common past, are helping decode the once encrypted meanings and find a true path to ourselves.

“We are very glad that the book My Sister Sofia… will be presented at our university named after Lesia Ukrainka. Like her uncle Drahomanov, she is also part of our common Ukrainian-Bulgarian history, a beautiful and wise page of it. Besides, this means another meeting with Ms. Ivshyna and, hence, a new impetus to developments and reflections, searches and discoveries. We expect, love, and read, for you always wish to have more Sophia-wisdom!”

The meeting with Den’s editor-in-chief will take place on October 20 at 3 p.m. in the library of Lesia Ukrainka Eastern European National University (30a, Vynnychenko Street).

We remind readers that you can buy the book My Sister Sofia… and Den’s other publications at Ye chain bookstores throughout Ukraine, in the networks Dim Knyhy (Ternopil, Khmelnytsky, Vinnytsia), Knyholiub (Sumy, Konotop), Knyholand (Kharkiv), in a number of Lviv bookstores, at Knyharnia-Kaviarnia (Odesa), Bukinist (Ivano-Frankivsk), Knyhy (Uzhhorod), and Osvita (Nizhyn) outlets. It is also easy to order our books at the online shop on the newspaper’s website or by sales section telephone (044) 303 96 23.

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day, Lutsk