Manaschi: Hamid Ismailov


A former radio-presenter wrongly interprets one of his dreams and thinks that he has been initiated into the world of spirits as a manaschi, one of the Kyrgyz bards and healers reciting Manas – the longest human epic, consisting nearly of a million verses – who are revered as people who are connected with supernatural forces. Travelling to a mountainous village populated by Tajiks and Kyrgyzs, he instead witnesses the full scale of the epic’s wrath on his life.

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Author Hamid Ismailov Published by Tilted Axis Press ISBN 9781911284574 EAN 9781911284574 Bic Code Cover Paperback

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