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Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Caucasus
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As fiction writers, women have been a valuable source in the cultural production of the Caucasus. Although as poets a number of women have made their names known outside the Caucasus, in the overall research on the area, many have remained unnoticed as writers of fiction. While one can refer to famous poets such as Raisa Sultanmuradova Akhmatova (1928–92), from the northern part of the Caucasus, little is known of women fiction writers of this area. In the southern Caucasus, however, Azerbaijan,…

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Vatanabadi, Shouleh, “Arts: Fiction and Fiction Writers: Caucasus”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 29 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0289b>
First published online: 2009

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