Book Review: The Unwomanly Face of War

The Unwomanly Face of War

by Svetlana Alexievich

Review by Kazia

A collection of conversations with Soviet Women who served in World War Two, this book is a hauntingly honest insight into a much-overlooked perspective in history. Alexievich skilfully removes herself from the conversation with the effect that the reader feels as though they themself are sitting down with these women over a cup of tea to listen to their stories. Incredibly intriguing and painfully real. This is one of my absolute favourite books of all time.