Non ho trovato libri di autori turkmeni tradotti in lingue a me note, ma solo questo resoconto di un ex ambasciatore o console, se non ricordo male, che ha trascorso due anni nel Paese. Come sempre, sarei più che felice di essere smentita.
John W. Kropf, Unknown Sands, Dusty Spark Publishing: Turkmenistan was once the world’s most feared territory. Since the time of the Mongols, the nomadic tribes of its vast desert wastes were deemed ungovernable. Russians and Persians were captured as slaves and carried off by the fierce Turkmen. Even now, as an independent country located between the hot spots of Afghanistan and Iran, with one of the planet’s largest natural gas reserves, Turkmenistan remains virtually unknown to the outside world. Unknown Sands penetrates this remote and harsh land. This is a personal story that blends two years of adventure with Turkmenistan’s tumultuous history to present an intriguing profile of the country and its people. This former Soviet territory offers a target-rich environment for the unusual including a surreal cult of Presidential personality, ancient ruins of the Silk Road, and a unique, mystical brand of Islam.