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Gianluca Costantini
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Perhat Tursun #Uyghur

“When they search the streets and cannot find my vanished figure / Do you know that I am with you.”
Perhat Tursun #Uyghur

In collaboration with Joshua L. Freeman
Uyghur Poetry in Translation: Perhat Tursun’s “Elegy” Link

Perhat Tursun (1969-) is one of the foremost living writers in the Uyghur language. Born and raised in Atush, a city in the southwest of China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, he began writing poetry in middle school and branched into prose as a young college student in Beijing. From the late 1980s, his day job was a research position at the Xinjiang People’s Arts Center in Ürümchi; but his real vocation was as a writer, in which capacity he gained increasing fame and notoriety. Continue

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