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Hamid Ismailov: The book that changed me

The Uzbek writer Hamid Ismailov on how the book Uygʻonish by the Uzbek poet Choʻlpon opened his eyes to a revolutionary new way of writing. Ismailov's latest book The Devils’ Dance has been described as ‘an Uzbek Game of Thrones’ and was heavily influenced by Choʻlpon's poetry.

Image: The Uzbek writer Hamid Ismailov. Credit: Hamid Ismailov

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