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Recommended books (2)
Travel the world without leaving your chair. The target of the Read Around The World Challenge is to read at least one book written by an author from each and every country in the world. All books that are listed here as part of the "Read Around Asia Challenge" were written by authors from Kazakhstan. Find a great book for the next part of your reading journey around the world from this book list. The following popular books have been recommended so far.

The Dead Wander in the Desert

The Dead Wander in the Desert by Rollan Seisenbayev EN

Rating: 4     1 Vote
Country: Asia / Kazakhstan flag Kazakhstan
From Kazakhstan's most celebrated author comes his powerful and timely English-language debut about a fisherman's struggle to save the Aral Sea, and its way of life, from man-made ecological disaster. Unfolding on the vast grasslands of the steppes of Kazakhstan before its independence from the USSR, this haunting novel limns the struggles of the world through the eyes of Nasyr, a simple fisherman and village elder, and his resolute son, Kakharman. Both father and son confront the terrible future that is coming to the poisoned Aral Sea. Once the fourth largest lake on earth, it is now an impen... continue
Recommended: 27 Dec 2022


The Silent Steppe : The Story of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin by Mukhamet Shai︠a︡khmetov EN

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Country: Asia / Kazakhstan flag Kazakhstan
Born into a family of nomadic Kazakh herdsmen in 1922, Mukhamet Shayakhmetov's father was imprisoned as an 'enemy of the people' as Soviet rule spread across his people's vast steppe-land in central Asia. In this book, Shayakhmetov recalls the scale of suffering in his homeland under Stalin's rule.
Recommended: 02 Mar 2022

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