Presentation of Abai’s collection of poems in Georgian held in Tbilisi
TBILISI. KAZINFORM - In the House of Writers of Georgia, the presentation of a collection of poems by the Kazakh poet and enlightener Abai Kunanbaiuly was held, published for the first time in the Georgian language. The presentation was attended by representatives of the Ministry of Culture and the Union of Writers, literary circles of Georgia, as well as the Kazakh diplomatic representation, Kazinform has learnt from the press service of the Kazakh MFA.
In her speech, Makvala Gonashvili, the translator of Abai's poems, the Chairwoman of the Writers' Union of Georgia, the laureate of state awards, noted the versatility and depth of Abai's work, which contains the national identity, spirit, and worldview of the Kazakhs. Acquaintance with it will serve to enrich both cultures and bring nation closer to each other.
Gulmira Sultanali, Counselor of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan in Georgia, noted the relevance and demand for the creativity and ideas of Abai Kunanbaiuly in the period of Kazakhstan’s Independence and in the framework of the modernization of her country.
That evening, also presented were the books with poems of Makvala Gonashvili and Galym Zhailybai, published in Kazakhstan and Georgia.
Georgian writers, highly appreciating the translation of Abai's poems into the Georgian language, emphasized the importance of further cooperation between the creative communities of the two countries, including the publication of a bilingual collection of works by Kazakh and Georgian poets and writers.
Kazakh diplomats granted the Union of Writers of Georgia copies of the Anthology of Modern Kazakh Poetry and the Anthology of Modern Kazakh Prose.