Worldwide promotion of Kazakh literature
Two Anthologies of Modern Kazakh Literature will be published in English as part of the cooperation memorandum signed in the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press will handle the translation and dissemination of the new publications to the English-speaking audience. The books will be translated as part of the Modern Kazakh Culture in the Global World project which is part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program. According to experts, the books will present the achievements of the Kazakh literature, music, arts, choreography, cinema and theater.
JANE MANN, DIRECTOR OF DEPARTMENT, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS:
- We’re very proud to be forming part of it and our partnership here with the National Bureau of Translation. And I think that the opportunity to disseminate Kazakh modern literature to a wider English-speaking audience is a very exciting initiative indeed.
The Cambridge University Press is one of the oldest publishing houses in the world. It printed its first books in the 16th century. It publishes educational and scientific books in economy, finance and management.
KEVIN TAYLOR, DIRECTOR OF SYNDICATE AFFAIRS, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS:
- This building has been headquarters of Cambridge University Press for 195 years. It’s very nice that we’re able to sign the memorandum agreement around this project in this location.
The attendees also highlighted the importance of promoting the Kazakh literature worldwide.