A children's book about other children who lived in absurd times. A visual haiku about the dark past and those who withstood abuse, always searching for the light. The graphic novel "Siberian Haiku", created by Jurga Vile and Lina Itagaki, is about beauty, kindness and survival, despite the horrors of reality. The book was inspired by the true life story of writer Jurga Vile's father, who was deported to Siberia with his family by the Soviet regime.
”It’s not easy to find the way to talk to children, to draw their attention, so that they trust you, so that the interest doesn’t disappear after reading a few pages and even when they close the book. I like to search for a right way to talk to children about any subject. I also like to leave some secrets, not to reveal or explain all”, says Jurga.