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  • To Hell with Poets

Tilted Axis Press

To Hell with Poets

by Baqytgul Sarmekova.

Translated from Kazakh by Mirgul Kali.

  • £12.99
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  • Paperback published on 28/03/2024
  • Page count: 112 pages
  • ISBN: 9781911284987
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The first English-language collection from the rising star of a new generation of Kazakh writers.

“Baqytgul Sarmekova offers wry, darkly humorous portraits of ordinary Kazakh people held in the snare of patriarchy, cultural tradition, and postsocialist upheaval… Mirgul Kali deftly recreates the atmosphere of these everyday tensions as they quietly seethe just below the surface.” —PEN/Heim judges’ citation

Vivid, hilarious and unsettling, the tragicomic characters of To Hell with Poets reflect the inner discord of the modern Kazakh. The stories move between the city and the aul, postsocialist and capitalist worlds, tradition and modernity. Incisive and unapologetic, Sarmekova refuses to hold back, offering a sharp and honest rendering of daily life in Kazakhstan.

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