Add Ukrainian Literature & Ukrainian Poetry as categories on Amazon​

Add Ukrainian Literature & Ukrainian Poetry as categories on Amazon​

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Mary Mykhaylova started this petition

Amazon.com, "the world's largest bookstore" and largest online retailer, has a library of 48.5 million books and an annual revenue of $5.25 billion from books and ebooks alone. 

Amazon.com stocks books from a range of nations and cultures worldwide, sorted under a number of categories under World Literature and Regional & Cultural Poetry.

Despite Ukraine's sovereignty as an independent European nation since 1991, the works of Ukrainian authors and poets are usually sorted under Russian Literature and Russian Poetry. 

The works of classic and contemporary Ukrainian creatives, including Tetyana Denford, Ivan Franko, Ilya Kaminsky, Marianna Kiyanovska, Lina Kostenko, Volodymyr Rafeyenko, Taras Shevchenko, Oksana Zabuzhko, Serhiy Zhadan, and numerous others, are listed under Russian bestseller rankings.

Russian imperialist legacies remain strong to this day. While this is not a new issue, Russia's war in Ukraine makes the ongoing erasure of Ukrainian culture all the more painful and unacceptable.

Amazon.com can take a small concrete step to rectify one manifestation of Ukrainian erasure: Ukrainian Literature and Poetry cannot be listed as Russian. 

Ukraine has a rich culture, and Amazon.com can stand with Ukraine by centering Ukrainian writers and creating distinct categories for Ukrainian Literature and Ukrainian Poetry.

Please sign and distribute widely. 

Slava Ukraini!

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