Akhmed Dzhamil

Dzhamil’, Akhmed


(pseudonym of Akhmed Sattar ogly Dzhemil’zade). Born October 1913, in Yerevan. Soviet Azerbaijani lyric poet.

The son of a craftsman, Dzhamil’ graduated from the Azerbaijani Pedagogical Institute. He began to publish his work in 1928. His first collection of verse, Memory (1941), is devoted to the theme of the socialist motherland. During the Great Patriotic War (1941-45), Dzhamil’ wrote of the heroism and fortitude of the Soviet people. After the war he published poems about the labor of industrial and village workers (for example, “Stars of Mingechaur,” 1958). His verses are characterized by carefully polished form and by laconic, expressive language. Dzhamil’ has translated the poetry of M. lu. Lermontov, N. A. Nekrasov, T. G. Shevchenko, I. la. Franko, A. T. Tvardovskii, M. V. Isakovskii, S. la. Marshak, G. N. Leonidze and A. Isaakian into Azerbaijani. He has also translated Goethe’s Faust. Dzhamil’ has been awarded the Order of the Red Banner of Labor.


Jämil, Ähmad. She’rlär, Baku, 1961.
Sechilmish äsärläri. Baku, 1967.
In Russian translation:
Stikhi. Moscow, 1947.
Izbrannoe. Baku, 1959.