Azerbaijani literature to be presented to Baku 2015 guests

10 June 2015 09:15 (UTC+04:00)

By Laman Sadigova

A publication dedicated to outstanding Azerbaijani writers was published with the support of the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry under the project “Let’s introduce Azerbaijan’s literature to the world”.

Specialists from “Target Publications” took part in the project’s preparations. The project’s main goal is to introduce rich Azerbaijani literature to the guests of the country during the European Games.

The collection of 20 books published in English showcases materials about the life and works of famous Azerbaijani writers and samples of their works. Among them are Nizami Ganjavi, Imadeddin Nasimi, Shah Ismail Khatai, Fuzuli, Mirza Fatali Akhundzadeh, Mirza Alakbar Sabir, Ali bey Huseynzade, Jalil Mammadguluzade, Abdurrahim bey Hagverdiev, Huseyn Javid, Uzeyir Hajibeyli, Mohammed Hussein Shahriyar, Mir Jalal, Ilyas Efendiyev, Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh, Isa Mugan, Mammad Araz, Anar, Elchin and Kamal Abdulla.

The project’s consultant is Culture and Tourism Minister Abulfaz Garayev, the author of the publication and the project manager, Ph.D., Associate Professor Shamil Sadiq, author of the preface - the vice-president of the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, academician Isa Habibeyli, publisher Mushfig Khan, the English translation Konul Nasibova and the editor Nargiz Jabbarli.

A short film “Azerbaijani literature” was prepared for the project’s presentation.

Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent that will take place on June 12-28, 2015.

There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.

Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.

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