Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov
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Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov

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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846590320
ISBN-10: 1846590329
Format: Paperback
(200mm x 130mm x 8mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Telegram Books
Publisher: Telegram Books
Publish Date: 9-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Chingiz Aitmatov is best known for his novella "Jamila", on the publication of which he achieved great fame in the Soviet Union in 1958. This title offers tribute to the thought of a powerful writer and a fascinating individual and a reflection on such themes of the process of literary creation, spiritual growth and the essence of humanity.

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Author Biography - Chingiz Aitmatov

Chinghiz Aitmatov (1928 - 2008) is Kyrgyzstan's best known literary figure. His fiction, prose and plays, written in both his native Kyrgyz and in Russian, have appeared in over one hundred languages. Aitmatov was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lenin Prize. James Riordan (1936 - 2012) was an English novelist, broadcaster, association football player and Russian scholar. Riordan's first novel Sweet Clarinet won the NASEN Award and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award.

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