Once in Kazakhstan: The Snow Leopard Emerges

Once in Kazakhstan: The Snow Leopard Emerges

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by Keith Rosten
     
 

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Soon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Keith Rosten

leaves the United States to be a Fulbright Lecturer in newly-independent

Kazakhstan. In Once in Kazakhstan, Rosten draws

a sometimes humorous portrait of a critical period in the emergence

of this Central Asian country, interweaving the challenges and

exhilaration of living in Kazakhstan

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Soon after the disintegration of the Soviet Union, Keith Rosten

leaves the United States to be a Fulbright Lecturer in newly-independent

Kazakhstan. In Once in Kazakhstan, Rosten draws

a sometimes humorous portrait of a critical period in the emergence

of this Central Asian country, interweaving the challenges and

exhilaration of living in Kazakhstan with the historical backdrop

of a nation grappling with its independence.

From horse heads in the Central Market, to guns on the ski

slopes, and to the first-ever parliamentary elections, Rosten takes

you on a whirlwind tour of the country. He vividly recounts the

change in currency from the Soviet ruble to the tenge and travels

with a candidate for parliament to a rural village near Semipalatinsk.

Using his knowledge of local language and customs, Rosten

provides access to native sources on the history, politics, traditions,

and spirit of Kazakhstan. Complete with photographs of the

people, places, and monuments of the country, Once in Kazakhstan

is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in learning

more about, or traveling to, the fascinating landscape of this

emerging nation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780595327829
Publisher:
iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2005
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

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