The Aitys of Birzhan and Sara: A Young Woman’s Voice in Kazakh Oral Literature

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Abstract

This chapter is a partial translation of "The Aitys of Sara Qyz and Birzhan Sal", an oral improvisational performance written down just before the turn of the twentieth century. The translation focuses on the voice and perspective of the young poet Sara Tastanbek.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTranslations of Central Asian Oral Literature: An Anthology
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication statusSubmitted - 2020

Publication series

NameThe Steppe and Beyond: Studies on Central Asia Series
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

Keywords

  • Aitys poetry
  • translation
  • voice and accountability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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