Akhmedkhan Abu-Bakar

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Abu-Bakar, Akhmedkhan


(pseudonym of Akhmed-khan Abakarov). Born Dec. 12, 1931, in the aul of Kubachi. Soviet Darghin writer. Graduated from the M. Gorky Institute of Literature in 1956.

Abu-Bakar first appeared as a poet with his collection of verses entitled Glow in 1954 and with the poem Bitter Legend in 1955. He is the author of the novellas Temir-Bulat (1957), Memorial at the Roadside (1958), Cliffs of Honey (1964), and The Godekan’s Necklace (1967); the satirical novella Snow People (1966); and the play People in Burka Cloaks (1959). His novella of contemporary Dagestan, Darghin Girls (1962), has been translated into Russian, French, English, German, Spanish, and Polish. Abu-Bakar also writes for children—his work includes a book of stories, Grandfather Khabibula From the Valley of Gardens (1966), and the play Nur-eddin-Golden Hands (1964). Since 1965 he has functioned as the executive secretary of the Writers’ Union of the Dagestan ASSR. Abu-Bakar has been awarded the Badge of Honor.


Povesti. Moscow, 1968.


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