Dedicated to Chingiz Aitmatov’s 90th anniversary Author Talk and Book Signing

The Near East Section of the
African and Middle Eastern Division of the
Library of Congress and the
Embassy of Kyrgyzstan present


This event will commemorate the 90th birthday anniversary of Chingiz Aitmatov
(1928-2008), one of the most important authors writing on the new society
arising out of the former Soviet Union. In his book talk, Jeffrey Lilley will also
cover the remarkable career of Azamat Altay (1920-2006), who managed to
escape from Nazi prison camps and fled to the West becoming the voice of
democracy to Kyrgyzstan


Free and Open to the Public

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm followed by book signing
The African and Middle Eastern Division Reading Room
LJ – 220, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First St. SE
Washington, DC 20540

For additional information contact:
Joan Weeks (202) 707- 3657

Please allow time to clear security
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