Moscow, during the collapse of the Soviet system: In a hospital, young people awaiting heart operations and possible death, live just for today with mischief-making and even love affairs, under the stringent gaze of the old matron, Baba Nastya. Here one of the patients, a young Turkmen, meets a Greek Comsomol boy, a Russian Stalinist with a ‘robotic’ heart, and the lovely but tragic Mary. To whom does the future belong – to the soulless robots or the poetical souls?
Publication date: 31st October 2018
Kobra utspelar sig i en historisk brytpunkt. Som i fabeln antar kobran mänsklig gestalt och bosätter sig i människornas värld för att finna orsaken till deras katastrof.
The Tale of Aypi follows the fate of a group of Turkmen fishermen dwelling on the coast of the Caspian Sea. The fear of losing their ancestral home looms over the entire village.
This book features people from one of the most closed countries of today's world, where the passage of time resembles the passage of a caravan through the waterless desert.
Moscow, during the collapse of the Soviet system: In a hospital, young people awaiting heart operations and possible death, live just for today with mischief-making and even love affairs.
Ak Welsapar was awarded a prize in a national literary competition for his novel The Melon Head in 1984. After being persecuted in his homeland for fighting for freedom of speech, in1993, the writer was adopted as an honorary member of the International PEN Club, and in 1994 he was awarded Human Rights Watch's award for his literature work. Ak Welsapar was awarded a prize from the Moscow Organisation of the Russian Writers’ Union "Golden Autumn" named after Sergey Yesenin for his book of poetry entitled The Pain of Eternal Uncertainties (2012). He was also awarded the Ukrainian literary prize “Triumf” named after Nikolay Gogol for his novel The Emerald Shore (2014) and some other work in Ukrainian. He was also rewarded for his book The Legend of Aypi with Swedish Culture Prize in 2016.
Novel in Turkmen
Novel in Turkmen (1988)
Novel in Turkmen (1990)
Novel in Turkmen (1991)
Novel in Ukrainian
Novel in Turkmen (1996)
Short Stories in Turkmen (2000)
For children (2006)
Novel in Russian
Poetry in Russian
Fairy tales for youths and adults in Swedish (2013)
Fairy tales for youths and adults in Russian (2013)
Short Stories in Ukrainian (2014)
Novel in Swedish
Novel in Turkmen.
Novel in Turkmen (2002)