Reading: Alexander Motyl, “The Jew Who Was Ukrainian”

Sunday, April 1, at 1p.m.

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
Is pleased to host the presentation of
Alexander Motyl’s new novel:

“The Jew Who Was Ukrainian”
(in English)

Followed by a discussion by the author on the current situation in Ukraine:

“Ukraine in 2012”
(in Ukrainian)

Where: Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
2320 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago
Admission: Donation $10

The novel will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

“This hilarious and poignant anti-historical novel is a vertiginous journey through the Russian Revolution, Stalin’s purges, Nazi concentration camps, underground anarchist gatherings, and the KGB network. A great master of tragicomedy, Alexander Motyl shows with eminent irony that twentieth-century history
was funnier than Joyce imagined and much more horrible than Orwell prefigured.”
-Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Associate Professor in Jewish History, Northwestern University

Alexander Motyl is the author of six novels, six academic books, numerous articles,
and a blog on “Ukraine’s Orange Blues” on

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