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Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon (Chistopher Fort, trans.)

Night and Day

A Novel

Academic Studies Press 2019

New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in BiographyNew Books in Central Asian StudiesNew Books in Literary StudiesNew Books in LiteratureNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies January 3, 2020 Nicholas Seay

Christopher Fort’s new translation of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon’s Night and Day: A Novel (Academic Studies Press, 2019) (Kecha va Kunduz) gives readers a...

Christopher Fort’s new translation of Abdulhamid Sulaymon o’g’li Cho’lpon’s Night and Day: A Novel (Academic Studies Press, 2019) (Kecha va Kunduz) gives readers a chance to dive into the world of early 20th century Uzbek literature and understand the complex social problems of late Russian imperial Turkestan. This book will be interesting for a wide range of readers, including those interested in the history of Russia and Central Asia, as well as the nature of colonial and post-colonialism in those contexts. Finally, Fort’s translation brings attention to Cho’lpon, an important figure in Uzbek literary life who tragically became a victim of Stalinist terror.


Nicholas Seay is a PhD candidate at The Ohio State University.