Cover Osteuropa 4/2013

In Osteuropa 4/2013

Ostracism of a Writer
Nationalist Mobilisation in Azerbaijan

Ulrich Schmid

Deutsche Fassung


In his novel Kamennye sny (Stone dreams), the Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli recalled Armenian suffering in Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani public’s reaction has been harsh: Aylisli has been branded a traitor to his country; violent threats made against him are even supported by high-level officials.

(Osteuropa 4/2013, pp. 87–90)