Aija Sakova

Who am I?


I am
  • a writer. I have published a book called “The Courage of Living. Letters to Käbi (Laretei)” in 2019 in Estonian and I write poetry and short prose in Estonian, German and English;
  • a comparative literature scholar, who since 2017 has been working at the Estonian Cultural History Archives at the Estonian Literary Museum;
  • a mediator, curator, cultural translator, someone who likes to organise things and put good ideas into practice;
  • Chairperson of the Ene Mihkelson Society, established in 2017 (Ene Mihkelson was an Estonian writer, for more information about the society see also "How to become a person? How to be a person?";
  • the head of the board of trustees of the German Gymnasium High School in Kadriorg (since 2018);
  • the daughter of two artists from two different countries, my mother Kersti Karu is an Estonian ceramicist and father Valeriy Sakov is a Russian painter and monumental artist; 
  • the mother of two sons.

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