Chingiz Aitmatov – the great writer of our time

Kyrgyz writer Chingiz Aitmatov is known all over the world. The classic of world literature, whose works have been translated into more than 170 languages and published in 128 countries, wrote about the ideas of humanism, longing for the homeland, love for people, animals, and all living things in his works.

Chingiz Aitmatov was born on December 12, 1928 in the Sheker village of Talas region. The creative biography of Aitmatov, who wrote in the Kyrgyz and Russian languages, began in 1952 with the story “Gazetchik Dzyido” published in the newspaper “Komsomolets Kirghizii”.

The story “Jamila” (1958) brought him a world recognition and fame, which the French writer Louis Aragon called the most beautiful and touching love story. For the story “Farewell, Gulsary!” More than 20 films were shot based on the books of the author.

During a cultural tour in Kyrgyzstan, be sure to visit the museum of the writer. Through the books of Aitmatov, you will get to know more closely the national customs and traditions, the everyday life of the Kyrgyz people. “The hardest thing for anyone is to be a human being every day” the writer said, and in his works he wrote about the human duality and contradiction, motherly love, fidelity and longing.

During your trip in Kyrgyzstan, you will everywhere come across references to the great writer in the form of monuments, museums and people who love his work.