The Silent Steppe : The Story of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin

by Mukhamet Shai︠a︡khmetov

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The Silent Steppe

Born into a family of nomadic Kazakh herdsmen in 1922, Mukhamet Shayakhmetov's father was imprisoned as an 'enemy of the people' as Soviet rule spread across his people's vast steppe-land in central Asia. In this book, Shayakhmetov recalls the scale of suffering in his homeland under Stalin's rule.

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Challenge: Read Around Asia Challenge
Country: Kazakhstan flag Kazakhstan
Language: EN
Genre: Memoir

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