Impressions of an Invasion: A Correspondent in Ukraine
Delve into the heart of the conflict in Ukraine as it unfolds with this riveting memoir by Singaporean correspondent Ix Shen.
On February 24, 2022, the world watched in horror as Russia invaded Ukraine. For Singaporean correspondent Ix Shen, the conflict hit much closer to home. With a Ukrainian wife and a community that was being torn apart, he witnessed the devastating impact of the invasion from his own balcony.
Set against the backdrop of an incredibly complex war, this gripping autobiography takes readers on his adventurous evacuation to Poland – a journey both physically demanding and emotionally exhausting.
Through this experience, Ix found himself transformed in profound ways, and this book is a testament to the power of personal growth and transformation even in the midst of chaos. He also provides a unique, Asian perspective on a topic that is often shrouded in propaganda and political spin.
Stunning photographs offer an additional visual window into the conflict and his journey, providing a visceral and haunting glimpse at what is now lost. This insightful memoir is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand the human cost of war and the power of the human spirit to endure.
IX SHEN has had an impressive career spanning across different fields. After serving his national service in 1992, he began his career as a photojournalist with Singapore Press Holdings, capturing stunning visuals that told stories from Singapore and around the world.
He had his debut as an actor in 1995 and was a rising star in the entertainment industry, working on numerous key productions that showcased his versatility and range.
After more than a decade in front of the camera, he switched gears in 2008 to pursue his passion for screenplay writing and quickly found success as a screenwriter, crafting compelling narratives that captivated audiences. This led to him being first Assistant Director on major movie productions in China until the pandemic put a temporary halt to his work.
Ix continues to make a positive impact today – facilitating non-profit medical supplies for hospitals within Ukraine and freelancing as a wartime correspondent, reporting on the invasion of Ukraine and shining a light on the plight of those affected by war.
His determination, dedication, and spirit make him an empathetic and intuitive storyteller with an inspiring experience.