The book “Farhod from Navgilem” by Gulsifat Shahidi captured the hearts of the literary aficionados in London.

From October 1 to October 8, 2021, was held the Eurasian Culture Week in London. The ECW festival, organized by the Eurasian Creative Guild (London), has become a meeting place for writers, poets, artists and other representatives of contemporary art for the fifth time.

On October 8, the Gala-Event took place where the 6th book of the outstanding Tajik writer Shahidi Gulsifat Gafarovna was presented.

Gulsifat Shahidi is a journalist, literary critic and prose writer, candidate of philological sciences, a member of the Writers’ Union of Russia and the Eurasian Creative Guild. Her new book “Farhod from Navgilem” is a humorous story in which the heroes did not harden their hearts in our difficult times. Gulsifat Shahidi skillfully and subtly weaves national motives into stories, and allows the reader to feel the spirit of Tajikistan – the homeland of heroes, its originality, traditions, and solidarity of its inhabitants.

Book editor Stephen Bland noted: Farhod from Navgilem, written with a touch of charm and deep sympathy for the characters. The story is dynamic, humorous, and a pleasure to read.

The event took place at the Turkish Institute. Yunus Emre. As part of the meeting, an exhibition of painters was held: Diana Anpilogova (Ukraine-USA), Margo Yaguda (Great Britain), Elena Fursy (Kazakhstan), Elena Bezrukova (Kazakhstan), Ekaterina Zgurskaya (Russia), Albina Taipova (Belarus).

The evening became a real holiday thanks to the concert organized with the support of the theater company ORZU Arts (Yuldosh Juraboev). The guests were delighted with their performances by the Prof. Joseph Sanders, MA Cantab, ARAM, Dip.RAM, the Kazakh dance and song Yokutai Sharapova and the Italian guitarist Gianluigi Sekki.

The next presentation of the book “Farhod from Navgilem” by Gulsifat Shahidi will be held within the framework of the 10th international festival Open Eurasian Literary Festival & Book Forum in Tashkent, in November this year. 

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