Ali & Nino by Kurban Said (translated from German by Jenia Graman)

Ali & Nino is set in the country of Azerbeidshan (Azerbaijan), circa 1918.  It reads as both a 19th century romance and a 20th century historical/political novel.  Ali, a young nobleman, falls in love with a Nino, a Georgian princess.  They’re engaged to be married.  Their relationship must overcome religious differences (he is Muslim, she a Christian) and world events.  It begins on the eve … Continue reading Ali & Nino by Kurban Said (translated from German by Jenia Graman)