Untangling the Bughrakhan Manuscripts

By Rian Thum in Sugawara Jun and Rahile Dawut, eds., Mazar: Studies on Islamic Sacred Sites in Central Eurasia, eds. Tokyo: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Press, 2016. 275-288. Link No summary but it's about Sultan Satuq Bughra Khan and the title is pretty self explanatory.

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Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 e

“Assalamu alaikum!” greeted Nuri, placing a hand on his chest and bowing slightly. “Waalaykum assalam wabar-kataha!” responded the Imam, somewhat rising from his seat. “Waalaykum, come my child!” responded Mira Qazi, also moving a little, “Wow, may Allah protect you...” “You’ve arrived? Come to the board!” said Mukhtar Bay, gesturing to the row of village... Continue Reading →

Confessions of a Jade Lord

by Alat Asem (Gheyret Asim) Synopsis Confessions of a Jade Lord immerses us in an underworld peopled by gangsters with their penchant for firewater-fueled storytelling and philosophical reverie, appetite for Uyghur delicacies such as lagman hand-pulled noodles and whole roasted lamb, fierce loyalty to family and aghines, and a willingness to unsheathe their daggers when... Continue Reading →

The Land Drenched in Tears

By Söyüngül Chanisheff Translated by Rahima Mahmut Edited by Iskender Ding, Gareth Stamp   Blurb The Land Drenched in Tears is a moving history of the tumultuous years of modern China under Mao's rule, witnessed, experienced, and told through the personal lens of an ethnic minority woman, who endured nearly 20 years imprisonment and surveillance... Continue Reading →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 d

“Who is he, huh? Is he our Ziyak’s[1] son?” “Yes, that's the boy, Mukhtar Bay,” the steward of the mosque responded, with sudden enthusiasm. “Ziyak is sending his son to study in the city. He says he wants him to become a scholar like Mesud effendi or Rahimjan. The first educated person from our village... Continue Reading →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 c

“Enough!” cried Hashim Pochi[1], a small man with big eyes, “you said he was tall and moustachioed? That’s definitely Amat Oghri[2]!” “No, this is definitely Sapar Oghri!” “Gheni Oghri, definitely. You say he’s tall, who else other than Gheni? There’s no one taller than him in this area.” “No, Gheni won’t go near the houses... Continue Reading →

Ana Yurt 1: Chapter 1 b

The single house on the southern side of the village was situated amongst the orchards near the stream and had high walls and secure gates. The owner was a miserly man who did not often socialise with the community. The lady of the house was also strange – she wore her soiled red mata [1]... 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 →

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