Monday, May 25, 2009

New Website and Book on Kyrgyz History

My colleague and friend Sam Tranum in the Journalism Department of American University of Central Asia recently edited a book and website dedicated to the history of Krygyzstan under Soviet rule. The project consists of 35 interviews conducted by 17 AUCA students with various people in Kyrgyzstan about what life was like in the Kyrgyz SSR. The website is called Preserving Kyrgyzstan's History and can be searched by keyword. The printed book version of this work is called Life at the Edge of the Empire: Oral Histories of Soviet Kyrgyzstan. University libraries may obtain a copy of the print edition by contacting Sam Tranum at samtranum [the at sign] gmail [the dot] com. I am in the acknowledgements and footnotes. I urge all my readers to go check it out.

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