Linguistic Diversity of Uzbekistan

By Iroda Nodir I don’t remember when exactly I started speaking Russian, but for 13 years it was the language I spoke best. I speak Uzbek, Russian, and English and I learned them in that order. After immigrating in 2008, English became my dominant language. It may be obvious by now – I am Uzbek,…

Dastan e Gul: Lale

By Durkhanai This is the story of a Turkmen refugee who fled from Afghanistan to Pakistan’s Balochistan province during the 80s, in the peak of the Cold War. Balochistan houses many refugees from Afghanistan, who came in waves during the Afghanistan’s Civil War, and to the present day. Turkmen people are from Turkmenistan, which is…