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Alla Pyatibratova

Contributor

Alla Pyatibratova

Alla Pyatibratova is a journalist who lives in Osh, in southern Kyrgyzstan, a city distinguished not only by its 3,000-year history, which it celebrated in 2010, and the fact that the great Silk Road once passed through it, but by its interethnic “wars” of 1990 and 2010.

Pyatibratova also writes fiction. She is the author of the poetry collection Bricks for a Cloud Castle. She is also a short story writer. Her story “A Constellation of Ugly Ducklings” can be found on the Web site for the Electronic Library of Kyrgyzstan at www.literatura.kg.

She is a member of the Central Asian PEN Club, and of the international journalists’ coalition KavkAsia.

Articles by Alla Pyatibratova

An Orange Lemon
By Alla Pyatibratova
Her day was not going well. Her cap had fallen in the dirt, and there was a gaping hole in the sleeve of her T-shirt. She hadn’t even felt it snag on anything.  And there was an angry bruise…
Translated from Russian by Rohan Kamicheril
Multilingual
Desert Lights
The wind chisels out of sand its own statues, its hours hot crystals splintered definition of light set in ambush a mirage aflame coming toward a roundabout the confidence of murders summer fades, the…
Translated from Turkish by Alla Pyatibratova
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