Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya

Rozieva, D., & Oldfield, A. (2015). Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya. CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, 17(2), 7. Link Abstract In their article "Introduction to the Work of Uygur Poet Bakhtiya" Dilfuza Rozieva and Anna Oldfield introduce Ilya Bakhtiya's (1932-1987) work. For writers like Bakhtiya, the task was to create a Kazakh Uygur print... Continue Reading →

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Ilya Bakhtiya’s Role in Uyghur Poetry

Rozieva, Dilfuza. "Ilya Bakhtiya's Role in Uygur Poetry." Middle East Journal of Scientific Research 20.2 (2014): 144-48. doi: 10.5829/idosi.mejsr.2014.20.02.21053 PDF Abstract Uyghur literature is a part of great Turkic literature, when we research Uyghur literature we have to remember there are two main parts of it, one is Xinjang Uyghur literature, another is Kazakhstani Uyghur... Continue Reading →

Nime by Köresh Kösen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nghWcE-cS4o   Ah, özemni yolwas dep yürgünüm nime? Chashqangha talinip bolghunum nime? Quyashqa xiris qilip zembirek atqan Qarangghuda nishansiz körgünüm nime? Qarangghuda nishansiz kölgünüm nime? Waxti ötken namazgha kelginim nime? Jan chiqqanda demide berginim nime? Baghwen bolup el ara shöhret tazinip Shaxta tursa méwiler terginim nime? Shaxta tursa méwiler terginim nime? Közi korgha altunni berginim... Continue Reading →

Salam Deng

So I asked someone for Uyghur rock song recommendations and she delivered. One of the songs she sent was this one called "Salam" by Tingshighuch (which means earphones haha). She really liked it because the lyrics are actually adapted from a poem by Abdurehim Otkur called Salam Deng. I loved it so much I made a lyric... Continue Reading →

Uyghur Poetry Reader

Uyghur Poetry Reader By Nicholas Kontovas & Gulnisa Nazarova Introduction The purpose of this work is to introduce high-intermediate and advanced students of the Uyghur language to a small selection of Modern Uyghur poetry. By now, these students should already have an idea of the importance of poetry as a genre in the Modern Uyghur literary... Continue Reading →

Yighla Shamal (Cry, Wind)

I came across this video by Mukeddes Mijit and now I will probably be reading more poems by Chimengul Awut - finally, a female poet! (Obviously not a first for Uyghur people, but a first for me, an amateur reader). You can find more information about her here (it's in French, first published in this Uyghur-French... Continue Reading →

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