Moldovan woman who settled in Paris launches three books in Chisinau
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06:09, 17 May 2018

Moldovan writer and journalist Olga Capatana, who settled in Paris many years ago, launched three books in Chisinau. These are: “Dobrenii”, “Secret Agent” and “Lilith”. The launch at the National Library on May 16 brought together friends, relatives, faculty mates and admirers of the works of Olga Capatana. The books were printed in Bucharest in an issue of 250 copies each, IPN reports.

Olga Capatana said “Dobrenii” is about World War II, the Afghanistan war and the conflict in the Transnistrian region. It is about love during the war and about how to keep the family and love for the homeland. It tells the story of a Moldovan family that experienced famine and deportations. “Secret Agent” consists of eight stories about Moldovan service members who did their military service during the Afghanistan war and about doctors who were on duty in that period.

According to the author, the poems included in “Lilith” have been sung by Moldovan singers and are real hits at present.

Minister of Education, Culture and Research Monica Babuc said the life of writer and journalist Olga Capatana is a movie. In her books, she speaks not only about what she saw in those terrible moments of the wars in which she took part, but also about love for life and people, about the woman’s power and the love and longing for home. The works of Olga Capatana should be available from the national public libraries.

National Library director general Elena Pintilei said Olga Capatana knows to delight the public with her books translated into different languages. She wrote poems for children and books that address special themes for grownups.

Olga Capatana was born in Lencauti village of Ocnita district in 1954. She graduated from the Faculty of Philology of the “Alecu Russo” State University of Balti. She worked as an officer in the Soviet army and then in the National Army, after the dismemberment of the USSR. She took part in the war in Afghanistan and in the war for defending the territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova. After returning from war, she started to write poems, novels and children’s books. For adults, she also wrote “Memoirs of those killed on battlefield in Afghanistan” and “Memoirs of those killed on battlefield in Transnistria”. These were translated into Russian and French.

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