The surprise guest

Tetyana Ogarkova is a Ukrainian journalist, essayist and literary scholar based in Kyiv. In our 2022 special issue dedicated to Ukraine, she was our first guest to explain the tragedy surrounding the war in her country. Now, in February 2023, one year on from the start of Russia's aggression against Ukraine, she shares with us her thoughts on the experience of this year of death and suffering and the lasting impact it has had on the Ukrainian people's collective psyche.