Alev ve Kül: From the Ashes of a Collection
A look at an obscure short Turkish novel published in Bulgaria in 1927, and what we can learn about its author, context, and potential importance for broader literary history.
An Island of Literary Freedom: Kurdish Writers in Soviet Armenia
In 2017, I wrote about the Kurdish-language children’s books published in Armenia during the Soviet period. While these publications are certainly noteworthy, they really only tell a part of the story of Kurdish book culture in Armenia. Within its context, the production of Kurdish-language printed materials in the Soviet Caucasus is a parable for…