Česká města
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All Russians Love Birch Trees (Der Russe ist einer, der Birken liebt)

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This book has become one of the most important novels of young German literature over the past ten years. The story of Masha, the author´s alter ego, speaks for the whole generation of refugee children. For her and her friends, the country of origin and nationality are somewhat obscure categories: these people can, after all, survive everywhere. Nowhere in the world is there a place they could call a real home. Moreover, the novel describes, in a terribly comprehensible manner, the way in which, in the author´s words, "ethnically motivated violence is emerging and manifested as it is possible to prepare the ground for pogroms within weeks.

 

Translation: Tereza Semotamová, Větrné mlýny 2016