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Jamilia (Paperback)

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Paperback 96 Pages / Published: 09/07/2007
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Jamilia's husband is off fighting at the front. She spends her days hauling sacks of grain from the threshing floor to the train station in their small village in the Caucasus, accompanied by Seit, her young brother-in-law, and Daniyar, a sullen newcomer to the village who has been wounded on the battlefield. Seit observes the beautiful, spirited Jamilia spurn men's advances, and wince at the dispassionate letters she receives from her husband. Meanwhile, undeterred by Jamilia's teasing, Daniyar sings as they return each evening from the fields. Soon Jamilia is in love, and she and Daniyar elope just as her husband returns.

Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 9781846590320
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 104 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 8 mm

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“Outstandingly beautiful”

I don’t really do romance, and a 96-page work of translated fiction from decades past wouldn’t ordinarily float my literary boat, but I took a chance on this little story. How pleased I am that I did.

I was utterly... More

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“Heart and Home”

Jamilia: compact, unobtainable, beautiful, resolute, faithful, headstrong. Love has seen her fall to a soldier fighting the just war away from the Caucasian village of their birth. The cannon's mouth may be a few... More

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“Easy read. Fascinating background”

A love story set in Kirghizstan in the second world war. Fascinating insight into traditional kirghiz culture, overlaid with a veneer of communism. Written in Stalinist era so no political comment is made.

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