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Sofia Oksanen: ‘We know about British colonialism. Russian colonialism is not well known.’

Submitted by Caroli Leiman on April 21, 2015 - 12:00pm
Sofi Oksanen, author of When The Doves Disappeared/

Sofia Oksanen is a Finnish writer with Estonian roots and author of "Purge" that has sold over million copies world wide. Her new book “When the Doves Disappeared” was translated by Seattle based UW alumna Lola Rogers.

On the eve of her latest novel’s publication in English, the Finnish publishing sensation talks about divided families, the double occupation of Estonia and ‘Putin’s poodles’. For more information: