London Book Launch – ‘CRY’ about Occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan

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Dr Shahid Qureshi at book launch of ‘Cry' by Gunel Anarqizi and Leyla Begim.
By Dr Shahid Qureshi – :
A book launch of ‘CRY’ was arranged at the Embassy of Azerbaijan to the UK, Baku Book Centre and the Azerbaijani Women’s Association in the UK.
Azerbaijan book Cry launch 25 april 2019 title
It is written by Gunel Anarqizi and Leyla Begim. This comprises a wide mélange of richly evocative poetry, poesie and short stories relating to the tragedy of the unresolved Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh. Works include the emotional and deeply-felt ‘Weeping for Karabakh’ by Leyla Begim and ‘A Letter to Dad’ by Gunel Anarqizi. The book received its official launch at Baku Book Centre on 26 February and was dedicated to the victims of the Khojaly Genocide.

Leyla Begim co author of The CRY, is the author of four poetry collection books, and the author/co-author of several plays. She is a member of The Writers Union of Azerbaijan and Czech Union of Russian-Speaking Writers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leyla Novruzova reading from book

The play “Dreaming boys”, written in co-operation with Yefim Abramov and dedicated to the heroes of Karabakh war, has been staged by Vagif Asadov in Azerbaijan State Theater of Young Spectators. The fragments of the play “Immolatio”, dedicated to Imadeddin Nesimi and Yan Hus, have been staged as an immersive show in the Museum of Maksud Ibragimbekov. The production of the play “Black Snowdrops”, dedicated to Khojaly genocide, has been staged in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Leyla’s poetry and plays have been translated into different languages. In particular, her wreath of sonnets “Weeping for Karabakh” has been published in German, English and Azerbaijani languages by the Azerbaijan Museum of miniature book. Her plays and poems were also published in Czech language in translation of Milan Dvorak.

Leyla’s articles have been published in various literary journals and almanacs, in Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine and Azerbaijan.

Leyla was the participant of Muslim Magomayev anniversary concert held in Baku and Düsseldorf. She is a holder of the Azerbaijani state prize “Qizil gelem” and “Araz” and the Finalist of the 10th Worldwide poetry festival “The Emigrant Lyre”.

Currently Leyla lives in Czech Republic.

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