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Aitmatov Readings in honour of Chingiz Aitmatov

When Nov 28, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
Where Room S1, Alison Richard Building
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Cambridge Central Asia Froum in collaboration with the Centre of Development Studies and the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic in the UK invites you to an event to celebrate Chingiz Aitmatov's90th birth anniversary.

 

Chingiz Aitmatov was a Kyrgyz, Soviet, Central Asia author. Aitmatov was honoured in 1963 with the Lenin Prize for Tales of the Mountains and Steppes (a compilation including "Jamila", "First Teacher" and "Farewell Gulsary") and was later awarded a State prize for Farewell, Gulsary!. His work drew on folklore which he used in his works on contemporary life. In addition to his literary work, Chinghiz Aitmatov served as ambassador to the EU, NATO, UNESCO and the Benelux countries first in the Soviet Union and later for Kyrgyzstan. He wrote in both Kyrgyz and Russian. 

 

Programme

11am Welcome Address by Dr S.S Saxena, Director, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge

11:10am Welcome Address by Her Excellency Gulnara Iskakova, Ambassador of the Kyrgyz Republic to the UK

11:20am Short film presented by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic

11:25am Prajakti Kalra, Cambridge Central Asia Forum, Jesus College, University of Cambridge, ‘Introduction to Chingiz Aitmatov and his book Jamilia’

11:40am Adina Assanova, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Kyrgyz and Russian Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

11:45am Sarah T. Dickson, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, French Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

11:50am K.E. Zhang and Y. JI, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Chinese Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

11:55am Nora Topor-Kalinskij, Kings College London, German Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

12pm Jakub Csabay, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Slovak Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

12:05pm A.D. Anta-Pires-Gomes, Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge, Portugese Rendition of a quote from Jamilia

12:10pm Discussion

1pm Light Refreshments and Book Sale of ‘Making the Kyrgyz’

Sponsored by the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic, UK

Contact: Prajakti Kalra pk315@cam.ac.uk for any queries