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The protest has a woman’s face

Nobel Prize winner for Literature Svetlana Alexievich greets her supporters upon arrival at an official Belarusian commission to be questioned about opposition protests.TATYANA ZENKOVICH / EFE

Svetlana Alexievich dedicated War has no face of a woman —The first title of its cycle Voices of utopia– the fate of Soviet women who served at the front during World War II, whose number rose to 800,000. On this subject there were only books of “men writing about men”, and their stories differed from those she had heard told in the village where she grew up, when huddles formed at dusk, the widows and mothers of children sacrificed in the war conflict. . Her stories, in which there were “no heroes or incredible feats, but human …