Documenting Ukraine Grants
From the very first week of the war, I have tried to do my best in noting facts about Russia’s war against Ukraine and communicating to the world what’s actually happening here.
I plan to work on more essays about the Russian invasion that would form a nonfiction book about this daily horror in the heart of Europe. I’d like to bear witness to the disruption of Russia and create a chronicle of Ukrainian resistance, so as many readers as possible could understand both the scale of horror of the genocide that’s happening right now and the danger of the totalitarian state of Russia, which is a threat to the whole democratic world.
My work is to make the situation in Ukraine accessible to a non-Ukrainian audience, and to show the truth of what is happening on the ground, but also to ensure that nuance about the present moment is captured. It is imperative that Ukrainian writers are given the means to do this work, as we have a different perspective from Western journalists who are reporting on the war.