Letters From Tajikistan: We Are Different, But We Have Much In Common

A unique book has been published in Tajikistan. Loki explains [ru] how the book, Letters from Tajikistan, differs from everything else that has been produced in the country:

The book is a collection of letters written by people who either live in Tajikistan or have visited the country. The authors of these letters come from various social and professional backgrounds as well as from different generational groups. The book reproduces original letters, leaving the authors’ writing styles unchanged and unedited.

Most of the letters in the book are in Russian, but there are also letters in English and French. The letters are also posted on a Facebook page.

The book is a final stage of the project that two Tajikistani artists, Anton Rodin and Sergey Chutkov, presented at the 2013 Venice Biennale, a biannual contemporary art exhibition held in Venice, Italy. In an interview conducted during the exhibition, the artists told [ru] that their aim was to identify issues which are relevant to all people in Tajik society irrespective of their various religious, cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds.

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