Indrek Koff and Oksana Drachkovska (Fairy Tale Attic)

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Venue: Estonian Children's Literature Centre (see on map)
Original language: English
Translated to: Estonian
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Oksana Drachkovska

Oksana Drachkovska is a Ukrainian artist and designer. Born in Chernivtsi, she studied at the Lviv Art Academy, and worked in Lviv until Russia launched its war against Ukraine. Drachkovska has also illustrated children’s books. In the wake of Russia’s attack on Ukraine, topics related to war have emerged in her work. Currently living in Barcelona, Drachkovska has a wide range, and a large share of her work is based on international cooperation. This openness has brought her to the attention of Estonian readers: this spring, she published the children’s book Who Wins? (Härra Tee ja proua Kohvi) with Estonian writer Indrek Koff, boldly and sensitively addressing the complicated and sadly topical subject of war. In the text of the bilingual book, Koff honestly describes what war is like to children, finding a perfectly suitable counterbalance in hope. Drachkovska provides simple yet striking images, where the dark green, dark grey and black shades of war are interspersed with the brighter, sometimes even white spots of hope. You can meet Drachkovska and Koff at the Fairy Tale Attic of the Estonian Children’s Literature Centre.


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