BERLIN, 13 June 2019: Lecture “Die Ukraine von A bis Z“ (witzig und würzig) (Präsentation des Buches, Lesung und Kommentare)

We cordially invite you to our next lecture within our “Science first hand” lecture series:

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Title: „Die Ukraine von A bis Z“ (witzig und würzig) (Präsentation des Buches, Lesung und Kommentare)

This Lecture will be given in German. Questions could also be asked in Ukrainian.

SpeakerMaria Tkachivska, Ukrainian writer and poet

When: 13 June 2019, Thursday

Where: Embassy of Ukraine, Albrechtstraße 26, 10117 Berlin

Register by 10 June at: berlin (at), providing your name, occupation and employer/ place of study, city, as required by security regulations of the embassy.

Announcement (in German/ in Ukrainian).


Maria Tkachivska is Ukrainian writer and poet from Ivano-Frankivsk. In 1987, Maria graduated in German studies from the Yuri Fedkovich University in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Since 1990 she teaches German at the National Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (Ivano-Frankivsk). In 2004 she received her PhD in Lviv. For the past 10 years she has been the Chair of Foreign Languages ​​and Translation. She writes poems, short prose, aphorisms, novels, as well as children’s books and has many awards. In the lecture she will present her German language book “Ukraine from A to Z”.

Summary of the lecture:

The lecture brings the listeners to Ukraine, where sometimes earnest and sometimes also curious realities can all but be taken with a pinch of salt, with humor rather than criticism. This is what the author tries to do with her book “Ukraine from A to Z” (witty and spicy), which was written on the occasion of the European Football Championship 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, aiming in particular at tourists from Germany. The author will discuss how much has changed since then, in the very short time. The book offers the German-speaking reader to dive into the world of cultural concepts of Ukrainians in an easy and informal way.