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The great Central Asian fiction you’ve never heard of: part one

A sunny afternoon, and a surprise in Waterstone’s: the August book of the month is by a Central Asian writer, and from 1957. The crystalline beauty of Chingiz Aitmatov’s Jamilia was the first Central Asian fiction I’d read, back in August, … Continue reading

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Postcard from Central Asia #3: persuading Madam President

It’s not every day you manoeuvre a former President of a country into doing something they didn’t want to do, and in front of a room full of lots of people. Roza Otunbayeva stepped down as President of the Kyrgyz … Continue reading

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