5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Book Talk: Zuleikha

First published in Russia in 2015, Zuleikha Opens Her Eyes tells a story of survival and renewal during the 1930s Soviet policy of dekulakization and exile, taking the title character on the harrowing journey from a Tatar village to East Siberia. To mark the publication of the English translation of her critically acclaimed novel, award-winning Russian author of Tatar origin Guzel Yakhina will discuss the family history she drew inspiration from as well as Russia’s tragic past that provides context for her book.

This book will be available for purchase at the event. This event will also be in Russian with English translation.