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'She Was Like A Confessor,' Says Alexievich's Ex-Publisher


Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich, who has won the Nobel Prize in literature, was "like a confessor" who provided answers to people facing existential questions over the war in Afghanistan, the Chornobyl disaster, and the collapse of the Soviet Union, according to Alexander Lukashuk, the director of RFE/RL's Belarus Service, who published her books in the 1980s and '90s.


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