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Boys In Zinc

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  •  Boys In Zinc
    Title: Boys In Zinc
    Author: ALEXIEVICH SVETLANA
    Format: PAPERBACK
    Publication date: 18/05/2016
    Imprint: PENGUIN CLASSIC
    Price: $25.00
    Publishing status: Active

    'Is the word 'Motherland' just a meaningless term to you? We did what the Motherland asked of us'

    From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zincpresents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings who describe the lasting effects of war.

    Weaving together their stories, Svetlana Alexievich shows us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan conflict: the killing and the beauty of small everyday moments, the shame of returned veterans, the worries of all those left behind. When it was first published in the USSR in 1991, Boys in Zinc sparked huge controversy for its unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war.

    ISBN: 9780241264119

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