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Ali and Nino


"Ali and Nino" is a novel about a romance between a Muslim Azerbaijani boy and Christian Georgian girl in Baku in the years 1918-1920. It explores the dilemmas created by "European" rule over an "Oriental" society and presents a tableau portrait of Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, during the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic period that preceded the long era of Soviet rule. It was published under the pseudonym Kurban Said. The novel has been published in more than 30 languages, with more than 100 editions or reprints. The book was first published in Vienna in German in 1937, by E.P. Tal Verlag. It is widely regarded as a literary masterpiece and since its rediscovery and global circulation, which began in 1970, it is commonly considered the national novel of Azerbaijan.

  • also known as "Ali and Nino: A Love Story", "Ali & Nino", Ali y Nino, Ali & Nino, Ali and Nino: A Love Story
  • subjects: Baku, Love, World War I
  • released in (78 years ago)

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Google previewEchoes of Empire: An Accidental Historian’s Journey Through the Post-Ottoman World

by James S. Kessler

Ali and Nino is a novel set during that fast-changing time of Baku's history. It is a Romeo and Juliet-esque story about the ill-fated love of a Muslim Azeri boy and a Georgian girl that is told against the backdrop of Baku's wheeling and ...

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