Kazakh literature for foreign readers
This year the rich Kazakh literatures will be introduced to the world. The best works of Kazakh poets and writers will be included in a two-volume anthology. The works will be presented in the six official languages of the United Nations. Translations will be conducted by leading experts from top educational institutions such as the Cambridge University, the Pushkin State Russian Language Institute, Confucius Institute in China and Cervantes Institute in Spain.
AIDA BALAYEVA, HEAD, INTERNAL POLICY DEPARTMENT, ADMINISTRATION OF PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- The mini anthology books will be published for readers. It can be purchased in bookstores and online on Amazon. I believe that the books will be interesting to foreigners.
The translations of the books have been started. In general, 30 works of Kazakh poets and writers will be issued in two volumes.
LYUBOV SHASHKOVA, DEPUTY CHIEF EDITOR, ‘PROSTOR’ MAGAZINE:
- The anthology collects one volume of poetry and one volume of prose, where it represents the modern young Kazakhs as well as the middle-aged generations. A lot of work has been done. We have collected precious works and we want to translate them into the six official languages of the UN.
The leading foreign educational institutions will receive the collection of works free of charge. Meanwhile, readers can download the digital and audio books from the Internet.