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· September, 2019

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from September, 2019

Azerbaijanis wary of new ‘morality police’

Progressive Baku residents see "morality police" as immoral, and experts say the move will ultimately be ineffective.

Why we must keep shining a light on Turkmenistan

Turkmenistan’s rulers are not eager to publicise the country’s hardships. Independent media is non-existent and social media severely restricted. If news travels at all, it travels covertly. That’s where I come in.

Decolonising and demystifying Central Asian literature through translation

"Central Asian literature is still exotic; people appreciate its rareness more than its literary merits. I want readers to move away from thinking 'how unusual!' to thinking 'how beautiful!'"

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