“Kamila” book was presented in Bishkek
Publishing house Hertfordshire Press with the support of HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation has hosted the national book launch of Kyrgyz writer Rakhim Karimov in Bishkek.
The book “Kamila” in Kyrgyz and Uzbek languages was originally published in a Russian edition several years earlier. Hertfordshire Press publishing house has now published the book in both the Kyrgyz and Uzbek languages, which will play an important part in bringing the book to readers in the South of Kyrgyzstan.
“Kamila” is the story of an orphan girl growing up in the south of Kyrgyzstan. Alongside the personal tragedy of Kamila and her parents, Rakhim Karimov describes the local way of life in realistic detail.
The novel won the “Book Art 2005” contest in Bishkek and was recognized as a national bestseller by the Kyrgyz Book Chamber. “Kamila” was also nominated for the “Toktogul” national award. It won the “Moldo Niyaz” literary award through its participation in the “Cherished Dream” and “Big Book” literary competitions in Russia. Karimov’s novel is now available in Uzbek, Kyrgyz and Russian languages. In 2012, “Kamila” won second place at the Open Central Asia Book Forum & Literature Festival 2012.