How to love a homeland
Kayfa ta, 04/08/2020 - 86 من الصفحات
"Russians would say: If you tie yourself to the tree, they will simply cut your down together with the tree. At this struggle, all means are good enough: if you cannot love your homeland as a human being, if the enemy pushes you out, love it like a plant – stay, resist; or love it like a beast – run, attack, or escape, but don’t leave them your homeland; just pack it in your heart and take it with you wherever you go." (Excerpt from How to love a homeland by Oxana Timofeeva).
Oxana Timofeeva is a professor at the European University in St. Petersburg, a member of the artistic collective Chto Delat? ("What is to be done?"), a deputy editor of the journal Stasis, and the author of books History of Animals (Jan van Eyck, 2012; Moscow, 2017; Bloomsbury, 2018), and Introduction to the Erotic Philosophy of Georges Bataille (Moscow, 2009).
Translated from Russian by Maria Afanasyeva.
How to love a homeland by Oxana Timofeeva is the 8th book in the Kayfa ta series.