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(pseudonym of Mamedveli). Born c. 1770; died 1840. Turkmen poet.

Kemine wrote sharply accusatory satirical poems, as well as love lyrics. Only about 40 of his poems have survived to our day; they have come down to us mainly through oral transmission. The popularity of Kemine’s poetry and his popularity as a person made the poet a hero in a cycle of oral folk tales.


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Another great writer of Turkmenistan MAmmetweli Kemine said Magtymguly gathered all corns from the field of the poetry and he left us only the grains to be picked up".
I shall claim that it was precisely on this ground that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries a whole constellation of classical writers was born: Kemine, Mollanepes, Zelili, Seidi, Shabende, Sheydai, Myatadzhi, and others.