Russian writer and philosopher Oxana Timofeeva was born and grew up in various parts of the USSR. With the dissolution of the USSR and her family’s compulsion to return back to Moscow, Timofeeva finds her nationality confined now to Russia. The book explores the difficulty of reducing one’s sense of homeland to one’s country alone, the philosophical interconnectedness of movement and rootedness, our plant and animal souls, and how we need to reimagine our desired, fictional if need be, homelands. The book interweaves vignettes from Timofeeva’s childhood across different parts of the USSR with a philosophical discussion of ideas on homeland in the thought of Brecht, Delueze Guittari, and other main figures of literature and philosophy.
Author Oxana Timofeeva. Translator Maria Afanasyeva
2021, 978-1-955702-02-7, 128 pages, paperback