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Azerbaijan: Breaking Taboos

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Ethnicity & Race, LGBTQ+, Literature, War & Conflict

Nigar [RU] announces the publication [1] of a controversial new book in Azerbaijan. Artush and Zaur: A Legend of Love tells the story of an Armenian and Azerbaijani against the backdrop of the emerging conflict over Nagorno Karabakh. Ромовый дневник [RU] links to a comment [2] made on an Azerbaijani forum, now deleted. Breaking many taboos regarding the war and both sides of the conflict, perhaps the most controversial aspect of the novel is that the two central characters are male.