10 new books about Crimea and Crimean Tatars (2019)

14.02.202020:23

10 new books about Crimea and Crimean Tatars (2019)

  1. “Crimean Fig”(«Кримський інжир»). This bookbrought together the best literary works after the first Ukrainian-Crimean Tatar literature contest called “Crimean Fig” that was held in 2018. Works in both Ukrainian and Crimean Tatar languages were collected under one cover. Originators of the book are Alim Aliev and Anastasiya Levkova. This writing Competition called “Crimean Fig” aims to develop Crimean Tatar language and literature, promotes the issue concerning Crimea and its native citizens, and also supports the translation of some works from Crimean Tatar into Ukrainian and vice versa for the more deep understanding of these two cultures. 
  2. Wedding. Threshold of Love” artbook (Арт-бук «TOY. SEVGI ARFESI») invites you to discover more aboutso-called sacred events connected with wedding traditions in the Crimean Tatar culture have been saved since the 19th century. It was published in four different languages (Crimean Tatar, Russian, Ukrainian, and English). The publication was led by Dilara Yakubova. The team of photographers consisted of the most famous ones (Leniyara Abibullaeva, Reshat Aliev, Akhtem Useinov, Girey Yakubov, Smail Tantana). All the clothes for the photoshoot were designed by Mayre Luman. The artbook itself was designed by Eldar Guseinov and Feride Kurtmamedova. The photos displayed family relics, including those that are in private collections and collections of “Jeval” ethno complex. All shootings took place in different parts of Crimea: Kezlev, Sudak, Bakhchisaray, and Karasubazar neighborhood (Belogorsk). 
  3. “Mathematics terminology in Crimean Tatar language” monography (“Къырымтатар тилининъ математика терминологиясы”) – it is the result of many years of work by the late lexicographer and scientist Seyran Useinov andAssociate Professor of Moscow Aviation Institute,  candidate of physical and mathematical sciences Aleksandr Goryainov. The book includes useful information about the history of development and nowadays condition of mathematic terminology in the Crimean Tatar language and analysis of etymology and ways of creating of the mathematic terms. Also, the Russian – Crimean Tatar mathematic terms dictionary is provided in the annex of the book. 
  4. 75 stories about the deportation” ( «Сюргюнликнинъ 75 такъдири») book by Zera Bekirova. There the author gathered memories of victims of the tragedy that happened on 18 May 1944. Zera Bekirova has been carrying the idea to publish this kind of book since she was a child because she used to listen to her parents’ stories of the tragic expulsion of their people. The heroes of the book are old people who remember every minute of that terrible time.
  5. “Korbek: people and their lives” book. An author of the book is Guldzhihan Reyzova whose ancestors were born in this village. She had been working under that book for many years. It is not only about the history of one of the most beautiful places in Alushta, its toponomy and legends. This book is about native dwellers of Korbek who had been living there for several ages and who loved it so much. It discloses us a history of those who were planting gardens and vineyards there, was fighting for that land in the wars and was pining over this village being far from it. This book was tributed to them.”Korbek: people and their lives” book was published by “Dolya” publishing house.
  6. Zarema Trasinova’s book of illustrations for the Crimean Tatar poetry of khan period. The book was published on the occasion of the eightieth anniversary of the artist. Medieval khan poetry was presented in original texts and translations made by a poet and translator Sergey Druzhinin. 
  7. Modern Crimean Tatar lexicography” monography by Adile Emirova. There you can find an information about different types of modern Crimean Tatar dictionaries and the way they satisfy the requirements of nowadays lexicography and the capability to represent the Crimean Tatar linguistic world view in all its manifestations – material, spiritual and proper language – and thus contribute to the optimization of the vocabulary. That book determines types of the dictionaries and contours the development perspectives for the Crimean Tatar lexicography. This publication is addressed to students and teachers of the Crimean Tatar language and also can be used by philologists and everyone who is interested in the Crimean Tatar language. This book was published by “Nauchniy mir” publishing house. 
  8. Crimean legends” book in Turkish by Crimean scientist Anastasiya Zhirdeva. It consists of the Crimean Tatar, Greek, Karaim, and Ukrainian legends. As an example, one soviet legend also was included in the book. In general, there are 25 texts with precise comments to them. Moreover, there is a huge article that contributed to the Crimean legends. Special attention is paid to the legend of the golden cradle, its Turk origins, Turkish variants and about the speculation on this topic in the modern mass-media.
  9. “The Voice of My Heart”«Къальбимнинъ седасы») by Ismet Medzhit. The author of this compilation is an unprofessional poet Ismet Medzhit. This very book was published seven years after he passed away. It contains novels, poems, songs, and even translations maid by Ismet Medzhitov. The author’s widow Aliye Bakhshish drafted the compilation. Ismet Medzhitov was the author of several songs, and one of them is “Ol menim” (” Be Mine”) which is more popular as “Qirirm qizi” (“Crimean Girl”) and that became a folk song. 
  10. «Terrestrial path of Dr. Bairov: literary portrait». The author of this book is a Crimean journalist and writer Elmaz Velieva. This book describes the portrait of the main hero based on the data collected by the author during the communication with his family, colleagues, and pupils. It is based on past publications and a rich photographic documentary. The scientific consultant was one of the numerous pupils of Bairov – a doctor of medicine and professor Dilyaver Akmollaev. 

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