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Jamilia - Chingiz Aitmatov
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781846590320 (1846590329)
Publisher: Telegram Books
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
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Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 Review: Jamilia
Jamilia is a quick read. At around twenty-thousand words, the novella reads more like a short story with a little more build up. There's not much time for character development or setting, but that doesn't hinder the story in the slightest. Jamilia is a great piece of observation. It wonderfully cap...
NicolaW rated it
Short but beautiful.
Merle rated it
At just 96 pages, or around 18,600 words, Jamilia isn’t even safely in novella territory; many would consider it a “novelette.” I was impressed to see the author fit what felt like a complete story into such a short work.During World War II, most Kyrgyz men are off at the front. Meanwhile, fifteen-y...
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Chrissie's Books rated it
BEFORE READING:Doesn't take place in the Caucasus but instead in Kyrgyzstan. Perhaps more of a love story to ones homeland rather than between people? I wish I could read a bit of the text somewhere...There is a link to the entire book in the first comment below! I forgot and bought the book. What d...
Osho rated it
Kyrgyzstan.Jamilia is more a novella than a novel. It appears to be a love story set against a backdrop of war, with multiple and conflicting loyalties and alliances, but is also an allegory about fighting for and longing for one's homeland. An enjoyable if brief novel that depicts a pastoral Kyrgyz...
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