On September 17, the Russian House in Baku (Azerbaijan) hosted a meeting with the famous Egyptian poet and writer Ashraf Abu Al-Yazid and the Co-Chairman of the Literary Council of Writers and Readers of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly, honorary member of the Union of Writers of Azerbaijan, Russian writer Eldar Ahadov.
Ashraf Abu Al-Yazid is the founder of the literary series "Silk Road" and the author of the Encyclopedia of the countries of the Silk Road, published by the Library of Alexandria. He is the president of the Asian Association of Journalists, the winner of the Korean Manhae Prize and the golden winner of the Eurasian Festival of Festivals LIFFT, which was held last year in Istanbul. His poems and novels have been translated into all major languages of the world, and now into Russian. He is also the first translator of the poetry of the classic of Tatar literature Gabdulla Tukay into Arabic, including such works as “Shurale” and “Goat and Sheep”.
Abu Al-Yazid presented his first book in Russian, “A Street in Cairo”, translated by Eldar Akhadov and published in the Literature of the Silk Road series.
As part of the event on the eve of the VI Open Eurasian Literary Festival of Festivals LIFF-2022, a teleconference was held with the Head of the Rossotrudnichestvo office in Egypt (Cairo, Egypt) Marat Gatin and a member of the General Council, Chairman of the Literary Council of Writers and Readers of the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly, head of the LIFFT International Literary Movement Margarita Al (Moscow, Russia).
Those present could hear the poems performed by the author and the translator and ask the poets questions about their work. After the event, everyone received books autographed by writers.
Recall that in December the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly plans to hold the Days of the Eurasian Peoples' Assembly.