Contribution to the “Year of Shusha” – Publication of the Book “Shusha – the Pearl of Karabakh”
Within the Year of the City of Shusha, declared in the country, The State Translation Centre (AzSTC) has published an elegantly designed book-album “Shusha – the Pearl of Karabakh” which tells about the history of the ancient cradle of culture of Azerbaijan – the city of Shusha, founded in 1752 as a defensive fortress and the capital of the Karabakh Khanate.
It is planned to publish this book in several foreign countries in English, Turkish, Russian and Arabic. The information about the ancient culture of the city, religious shrines, architectural monuments, foreign trade relations, the life and creative activities of outstanding natives of the city, who entered the history of Azerbaijan and the world culture, is presented in the following chapters: “Shusha - the capital of the Karabakh Khanate”, “Construction of Shusha city”, “The emblem of Shusha city and the famous Karabakh horses depicted on the emblem”, “Nature, landscape and climate of Shusha city”, “Population and quarters of Shusha city”, “Religious monuments of Shusha city”, “Shusha - the centre of crafts and trade”, “Shusha - the temple of education, culture and art”, “Heydar Aliyev and Shusha”, “Shusha - the cherished dream of Armenian invaders”, “We are back, Shusha!” and “The renewed Shusha.”
The project manager is Afag Masud, People’s Writer, the Responsible Secretary of Archival Materials is Haji Narimanoghlu, PhD in History, and the editor is Irada Musaly.
The copies of the edition will be available one of these days at one of the many bookstore locations listed below in the coming days:
‘Akademiya’ book house
‘Baku Book Center’
‘Chiraq’ Book House
Book house of the Presidential Administration of the Azerbaijan Republic
Sales kiosk of the Azerbaijan University of Languages
Mir Jalal’s Short Story in the German Literature Magazine
“Signaturen.de”, the popular German e-literature magazine, has posted in German the short story “Dissertation” by Mir Jalal, the notable Azerbaijani writer, as part of the AzSTC project “Azerbaijan Literature in an International Virtual World.”
Notable Georgian Poet Given the Award of the State Translation Centre
This year, Makvala Gonashvili, the well-known Georgian poet, translator, Chairman of the Writers’ Union of Georgia, has been given the Award established by the Azerbaijan State Translation Centre on the occasion of the International Translator’s Day for her merits in the development of Azerbaijan-Georgian literary relations.
Victoria Romero: Joint Projects of the Centre and Latin American Embassies Ought To Be Continued
On September 26, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of Mexico to Azerbaijan, Mrs. Victoria Romero, visited the State Translation Centre. During the meeting, the exchange of views took place on the translation and publication projects implemented by the Centre in relation to the promotion of Latin American literature in Azerbaijan and the expansion of the Azerbaijani-Mexican literary and cultural ties.