A Study On Ethnic Minorities During Soviet Union Period In Russian Literary Work: The Novel Jamilia By Chingiz Aitmatov

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Abstract

Literary works in the era of the Soviet Union is a literary work that belongs to the socialist realism stream. This stream was used by the Soviet government to help propagate communism-socialism throughout its territory, as well as in the world. However, Chingiz Aitmatov's novel, Jamilia, does not use the stream. This novel addresses the life in a Kyrgyz society in the era of the Soviet Union. The novel was published in 1958, at the peak of Russification by the Soviet government to all its territory. However, Aitmatov managed to portray the identity of the Kyrgyz people, part of the Soviet Union, with all its peculiarities. This novel illustrates the identity of the Kyrgyz people confronted with the identity of the Soviet Union - Russia through the characters in the story.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)254-262
JournalInternational Review of Humanities Studies
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Kyrgyzstan
  • socialist realism
  • Russian literature
  • Central Asia
  • identity

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