Fuad Akhundov – Baku of Ali and Nino (in English)

Fuad Akhundov – Baku of Ali and Nino (in English)


Ali and Nino is a truly fascinating epic novel revealing the turbulent and eventful history of Azerbaijan and the whole of the South Caucasus in the early 20th century. What makes the book even more exciting is that this history is presented not in boring facts and figures, but through human stories. A beautiful story of love between an Azeri nobleman and a Georgian princess penned assumably by a Baku-born Jewish emigrant. Published in Vienna, Austria, in 1937, the book ultimately found its way to Baku, Azerbaijan, only upon regain of independence in the early 1990s. A fiction in its format, Ali and Nino nonetheless provides a unique insight into old Baku’s ethnic and cultural diversity and the history of the Republic of Azerbaijan of 1918-1920. This is what Fuad’s “Baku of Ali and Nino” presentation is about.

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